Tillage management: crops thrive in the heat and sunshine
The recent heat is likely to drive on crop growth stages making it important for T2 sprays on winter wheat, final fungicides on winter barley and a range of inputs on spring crops.
Crops remain in good condition but have become more variable
The week ahead should see winter barley finished, T2s on all winter wheat and most spring crops sprayed for weeds and diseases
Tillage management: crops progressing well despite cold weather
The cool spell may well have helped to build yield potential so it is important to ensure that crops are adequately protected even though they remain relatively clean.
Lot of planting done but will weather break for main spray slot
Growth over the past week has pushed many crops into their fungicide timing range so plant protection must begin.