Cropping Strategies

Issue 8 Cereal Disease Management (Revised 2018)

This Cropping Strategies booklet replaces earlier versions published in 2012, 2014 and 2016. It focuses on key fungicide products, rates and timings for disease management strategies in autumn sown barley, spring sown barley and autumn sown wheat.

This issue of the Cereal Disease Management Cropping Strategy has been revised to take into account:

  • Recent FAR research results on SDHI fungicides.
  • The introduction of a new active ingredient.
  • Increased emphasis on fungicide resistance following the recent discovery of strains of Septoria tritici blotch (STB) which are resistant to SDHIs in Europe.

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Issue 7 Cereal Disease Management (Revised 2016)

This Cropping Strategies booklet replaces earlier versions published in 2012 and 2014. It focuses on key fungicide products, rates and timings for disease management strategies in autumn sown barley, spring sown barley and autumn sown wheat.

This issue of the Cereal Disease Management Cropping Strategy has been revised to take into account:

  • Recent FAR research results on SDHI fungicides.
  • The introduction of a new active ingredient.
  • Increased emphasis on fungicide resistance following the recent discovery of strains of Septoria tritici blotch (STB) which are resistant to SDHIs in Europe.

It outlines the disease management options that have provided better economic returns from trials over the last two years and takes account of recent changes in the resistance of key pathogens to fungicide application.

It is important that strategy documents produced prior to the advent of resistance are not used as reference for crops grown now, because of the advent of resistance and newer product availability.

The tactical application of this Cropping Strategy will be updated in FAR Crop Actions.

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Issue 6 - Closing date in ryegrass seed crops

Closing date of Perennial ryegrass and Closing date of Italian ryegrass

This Cropping Strategies booklet, Closing dates for Perennial and Italian ryegrass, focuses on identifying the optimum date for the final defoliation of ryegrass seed crops.

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Cereal Disease Management (revised 2014)

This book is no longer available. It has been replaced by a revised edition: Issue 7 - Spring 2016.

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Issue 5 - Nitrogen in Perennial Ryegrass Seed Crops

Nitrogen in Perennial Ryegrass Seed Crops

N in perennial ryegrass cover

This Cropping Strategies booklet updates the 2011 Cropping Strategies Issue 2: Nitrogen in Perennial Ryegrass Seed Crops.