Drilling at last at Shropshire Innovation Centre
With the rain unrelenting in the majority of the country preventing Syngenta triallists from drilling the winter cereals, Joe Bagshaw, triallist for the west has managed to find a dry window and drill the Shropshire Innovation Centre trials. He said it was a little hard going at times, with slugs in the trashy parts of the field, but managed to get it drilled on 10 October 2019, this is two weeks after the normal drilling time. Both the winter wheat and the winter barley has been drilled ready for the Arable Event Open Day in June 2020.
The site for 2020 is focusing more on disease control, especially Septoria and BYDV, more drill dates planned looking at this and the effect on drilling date.