Growth accelerates in this week’s sunshine
This week’s sunshine has been welcomed at Syngenta’s Innovation Centres across the country after the frustrations of the continued cold, wet weather through the beginning of spring.
At Syngenta’s platform site in Dorset, T0 was finally applied mid-week at the third attempt, with T1 now planned for next week if this drier weather continues.
Crop growth has increased significantly over the last week. Blue paint sprayed on winter wheat last week has served as a useful growth indicator over the last few days.
After six days another ¾ leaf had emerged. Last week L4 was over 80% emerged on the main tiller, this week it’s L3 over 50% emerged.
Septoria is visible on all varieties, seen in the photo below on the tip of L5 close to the emerging L3. New yellow rust is also developing on susceptible varieties.
The Syngenta Innovation Centres are specialist sites spread throughout the UK, with technical field experts trialling conditions, varieties, treatments and techniques to provide advice for agronomists and farmers. Come along to one of our open days to learn more about their research, and how it can benefit your crops. Find the dates and locations here.