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Cereals

Professional cereal protection for higher yields. Cereals are the leading crop in the cultivation of arable land. In 2013, farmers grew wheat on over 218 million hectares (ha) and barley on almost 50 million ha worldwide.

Disease Control in Winter Wheat

Disease protection in winter wheat has a direct impact on yield quantity and quality. The flag leaf fungicide spray is the most important application of the season. It gives the biggest payback and is the most critical to get right.Wheat farmers require consistent quality and high yields. However, there are a number of challenges that farmers face when growing winter wheat. Along with different diseases, they may deal with extreme weather conditions such as drought or extreme heat. BASF fungicides are designed to allow flexibility in spray timing, weather independence and provide broad-spectrum protection.

Treating winter wheat with SDHIs will:

  • control diseases
  • increased nitrogen uptake
  • reduced drought stress
  • reduced sun stress
  • increased host defence actions

Spring Wheat

Spring wheat is increasing in popularity as growers see the benefits of the crop as a management tool for rotation, workload, lower input costs and grass weed management. Early weed control is the key to spring cropping success. BASF provides effective weed control options as grass and broad-leaved weed populations have a negative effect on grain quality, harvest-ability and yield loss.An effective weed control strategy should also take into account the need to prevent weeds developing resistance.

Leaving weeds uncontrolled will:

  • Increase the weed seed burden in the soil affecting other crops in the rotation
  • Reduce the efficiency of combining
  • Contaminate grain samples with weed seed
  • Potentially increase moisture levels in the straw and grain
  • Delay harvest
  • Require pre-harvest desiccation
  • Increase drying costs
  • Impact marketable grain e.g. where high quality is demanded for malting and seed crops
  • Increase the risk of resistance development

Further Information

Cereal PGRs

Cereal PGRs

Everything you need to know about PGR applications

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T1 Spray Timings

T1 Spray Timings

Everything you need to know about getting T1 right

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Weed fact sheets

Weed fact sheets

Everything you need to know on the most common arable weeds

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Disease control solutions

Disease control solutions

More information on controlling disease

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 Technical Services Hotline +44 845 602 2553

Technical Services Hotline +44 845 602 2553

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Real Results: Wheat Fungicide

Real Results: Wheat Fungicide

Be part of the Real Results Circle to learn more about how Adexar can deliver greater yield for your crops

Working with our independent industry partners ADAS and AgSpace, we are conducting 50 Real Results trials at farms across the country. Receive best practice advice to help you grow more.

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Barley

Barley

Barley is a major cereal crop grown for the feed, brewing and distilling industries.

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Wheat

Wheat

Yields for wheat in the UK average at 8.5 tonnes/ha. BASF technology work to secure that yield.

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