Welcome to our Summer 2012 ‘Journal’
Robert Baker, Area Business Manager
As you read this I hope you will be up to date with your cereal fungicide spraying – which has been a struggle to achieve in the days of early May! A season more unlike the 2011 growing season is hard to imagine – and keeps alive the daily challenges of managing crops effectively.
It’s certainly a season where experience and steady nerves will be required! Variability of our seasonal weather patterns presents new questions for some of the tools we deal with every day – we have many new varieties that have not experienced a wet spring during their commercial life; and many new fungicides which will not yet have been used in such extreme conditions on farms over the country.
There are indicators we can draw on from the range of situations we conduct trials in – for instance, much work is conducted by Agrii in high Septoria locations in South Wales and Herefordshire. Here, the new varieties and the new fungicides have been put under severe tests for several years and we can bring that experience to decision making on farms today.
Aside from the ‘day job’ of farm agronomy work we are preparing for the summer season of technical events – please visit www.agrii.co.uk to find out more about your local events – we look forward to seeing you there.
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