Cereal Diseases Hub2018-12-04T11:14:40+00:00

Cereal Diseases Hub

Adama will be supporting this year’s CropTec show by hosting a Cereal Diseases Hub: taking place on the Adama stand across both days of the show, the Cereal Diseases Hub will provide visitors with the latest thoughts and advice in terms of how to control and protect against key cereal diseases including septoria and rusts in wheat, and ramularia and net blotch in barley.

The CropTec Cereal Diseases Hub is the ideal extension to Adama’s own Precision Crop Protection resources (www.adama.com/uk/en/), and will feature input from industry experts who will share their advice for managing disease resistance and sensitivity shifts which continue to threaten the efficacy of the current crop protection armoury.

Adama’s fungicide technical specialist, Andy Bailey, will be hosting the seminars and will be on hand to discuss how to get the best levels of disease control by incorporating multisite fungicides into an integrated disease management programme.  For barley growers, the Cereal Diseases Hub will also provide useful information and farmer feedback about how to ensure your crops meet the relevant technical specifications required by today’s maltsters.

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Day one times Day two times Speaker
11:00 – 11:15 14:50 – 15:05

Jonathan Blake
Associate Director, Crop Protection at ADAS

Barley disease control
The effective management of diseases in barley crops can create a win-win effect for growers: by keeping crops clean, healthy and disease free, their yield potential will increase. Jonathon Blake will be offering advice on maximising crop yields ensuring plants are able to produce good levels of early season growth and high shoot numbers while managing disease.

13:00 – 13:15 13:00 – 13:15

Andrew Bailey
Technical Specialist; Fungicides. ADAMA Agricultural Solutions UK Ltd

Managing Multi-sites
With the choice, scope and efficacy of curative fungicides coming under increasing pressure – both in terms of their effectiveness due to potential resistance, and their availability due to regulatory pressures – growers should consider the application of ‘leaf-layering’ and use of multi-sites within their fungicide control programmes. Andy Bailey, ADAMA’s fungicide specialist will be discussing protection from infection over curative reliance.

14:50 – 15:05 11:00 – 11:15

Dr Neil Havis
Senior Plant Pathologist at SRUC

Control of Ramularia leaf spot in barley crops
Ramularia leaf spot is now a major disease of barley crops in the UK and continues to expand its geographical spread as the recognition of symptoms becomes more widespread. Dr Havis will be sharing insights on fungicide inputs, resistance management and integrated pest management recommendations

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