Syngenta Summer Autumn Guide 2020 - Page 40



ROOTING AND
ESTABLISHMENT
The past three seasons
have seen extremes of
weather, from the ‘Beast
from the East’, to droughts
and flooding.
When you purchase your seed, you
don’t know what conditions your seed
will be drilled into, or the weather for the
remainder of the season.
Fast emergence, good rooting and
strong early crop development help
to build a more resilient crop that can
better cope with whatever the season
throws at it.
ESTABLISHMENT CONSIDERATIONS
Unpredictable weather can have
an impact on the health of the crop
throughout the season.
Drilling date impacts temperature,
moisture and availability of
sunlight, affecting germination and
establishment speed but also risks
from certain pests.
Soil types pose different challenges:
•Light land – less able to deal with
drought
•Heavy land – more difficult to
cultivate for an optimum seedbed
Previous cropping can impact on
the risk of certain diseases. For
example, second cereals increase
the risk of Take-all.
Grass weed mitigation involves
delaying drilling to allow time for
a flush of weeds and a good stale
seedbed, but also balancing this with
establishing a competitive crop.

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about grass weeds
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Aphid avoidance through delayed
drilling can help to reduce the risk
of BYDV.

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information about BYDV

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