Comparisons between ourselves and the trade have shown 20-25% lower spray costs in our favour. See Annual Spray Costs for more details.
Our involvement with HGCA Crop Bench System has pinpointed machinery and labour as a higher input, endorsing our interest in low input crop establishment i.e. sub soiler drills, Claydon drills and ploughing in with beans.
Yes on cereals if the break-even ratio of 4.0 or more can be calculated. Reduce your N rate by 15-20kg/ha. See RB209
Each arranged meeting is worth 2 CPD points, 1 environment and 1 crop protection. There are only two meetings per year i.e. a maximum of 4 CPD points can be claimed each year of membership, with a maximum of six meetings accredited over the three year period.
Spraying at 100L/ha covers 30% more ha/day than at 200L/ha - more hectares of Blackgrass hit at the ideal time (2-3 leaf). Droplet concentration will be more concentrated and will have more wetter in it and can lead to a small efficiency increase. Please use flat fan 110, flat fan VP110 or Hawk nozzles.
An EAMU is an Extension of Authorisation for Minor Uses. To use a pesticide product in accordance with an EAMU you must read the text of the EAMU notice before commencing any spray operation.
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You can apply Nitrogen on a frost providing the land is not frozen for more than twelve hours in the previous twenty-four hours. You must not apply manufactured N fertiliser if the soil is water logged, flooded or snow covered.
Temporary storage of solid manure in field heaps need a two year gap before returning to the same site.
Identify the location of field sites on your risk map each year.
The closed period for high readily available N content manure on heavy land is 1st October to 15th January.