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Plant Growth Regulators

The complete guide to crop lodging and how to manage it with Plant Growth Regulators (PGRs)

To achieve the optimum yield for your cereal crop, you need the right amount of leaf area capturing sunlight and feeding the right number of ears.

A thick crop won’t process light or nutrients efficiently and is prone to lodging. A thin crop won’t reach its potential.

The following information will help you evaluate the growth development of your crop so you can manage your crop canopy so your cereal crops can reach their maximum yield this coming harvest.

What is crop lodging?

What is crop lodging?

There are two types of crop lodging in the UK; root lodging and stem lodging, Both can damage the yield and profitability potential of the crop.

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What are the implications of lodging?

What are the implications of lodging?

Apart from a dent in grower or agronomist pride there are serious cost implications that arise from a lodged crop.

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Why do I need a PGR?

Why do I need a PGR?

This spring it will be essential to assess the lodging risk of every crop.

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When should I apply a PGR?

When should I apply a PGR?

It’s really important to monitor the crop throughout its development and to re-assess your plan as the season progresses.

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Dr Pete Berry talks about the key points and benefits of using Plant Growth Regulators amongst your treatment.

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