Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Full Approval for thinning agent in apples


Just in time for the season, MaxCel® has been given Full Approval by the UK’s Chemical Regulation Directorate (CRD) for use by apple growers as a thinning agent for crops soon after flowering in order to increase fruit sizing and also to reduce alternate bearing.

Friday, 30 March 2012

High numbers of wild-oats warrant treatment with Warrant

With reports of higher than normal spring-germinating wild-oats showing up in wheat, growers are being advised to plan which fields would warrant a herbicide application later on this spring, according to Dr. David Stormonth, Technical Manager for Interfarm UK Ltd.

Controlling docks in grassland with clover

Controlling docks in grassland which contains a white clover component is important to maintain forage quality and livestock output and Jock Logan of Frontier Agriculture who advises farmers in the Lothians has cracked the job through the careful and considered use of the herbicide Squire Ultra.

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Multi-site T0 treatment with no antagonism

The warmer winter, advanced lush crops, high disease inoculum and the high percentage of rust-susceptible varieties being grown mean that most wheat growers will be applying a T0 spray this year and the inclusion of the powerful multi-site protectant mancozeb at this early timing will deliver additional benefits over chlorothalonil and folpet.

Friday, 24 February 2012

SmartGrass – innovation in grassland production

Livestock farmers can now look forward to enhancing the growth rate of their grass, leading to higher productivity and an earlier turn out, following the recent Approval by CRD for SmartGrass, a novel spray product that has been shown to enhance the natural growth of grassland.