Tillage management: up to nine inches in places in November
A deluge of rainfall, especially in the southern half of the country, in recent weeks brought most of the field work to a halt.
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.
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.