Knowledge is a powerful tool and the more you know, the more wheat you can grow. In the frenzy of harvest, it’s easy to overlook clues that will help take the guesswork out of next season’s management. In the first of a 3 part series, we share some tips to keep in mind this wheat harvest:
Scouting arms you with the information you need to identify the right herbicide, fungicide and seed treatment inputs for your wheat fields next year – whether that’s confirming that what you’re using now is working or deciding it’s time for a change.
Fall is the best time to scout for, and manage, winter annual weeds such as downy brome, tansy mustard and absinthe wormwood. You should also keep an eye out for Fusarium head scab and other diseases. If disease severity is higher than expected, consider a seed treatment tailored to the diseases present and/or apply a fungicide sooner. Last, but certainly not least, check for insect pressure. Yield‐robbing damage from diseases and pests, like wireworm, can be prevented with the right seed treatment.
Not all treatments are created equal. Make sure to check the active ingredient load when comparing products. Syngenta recommends CruiserMaxx® Vibrance® Cereals, a seed treatment product for protection against damage from certain insects and diseases of cereals
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