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Crops advancing in Newark; plenty of disease to be found

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Newark hybrid barley
HYVIDO Bazooka and Belfry looking well at our Newark site; Belfry cleanest and most forward variety on site with the ear just beginning to move

Location - Newark

Date - 01.03.2017 and 09.03.2017

Winter Wheat

Rust found at low levels in susceptible varietes on 1st March and also found at low levels in more resistant varieties. Septoria is easy to find in all varieties, and mildew is present too. We will continue to monitor this situation as the crop approaches the T0 timing (GS30) when leaf 4 is fully emerged, to ensure we're using the right mix of chemistry to protect against the key diseases.

Winter Barley

Photo taken on 9th March wiith hybrid barley in the foreground and conventional barley in the background. N was applied mid Feb but conventional still looks yellow:

Newark hybrid vs conventional barley nitrogen

There is Mildew and Net Blotch present in the barley, which is not far off T0 fungicide timing.

Oilseed Rape

Some OSR forward and some backward in the same block on 1st March:

Newark OSR

TOPREX was applied early March. 9th March (not pictured) generally OSR now at GS51 and well into stem extension.

Jon Ronksley