30 January 2015 | Online since 2003



20 August 2012|Arable,Crops,News

Torch is 'highest yielding wheat variety'


Amongst some very interesting results from Frontier's Horningsea trials site, RAGT's wheat variety, Torch, has come out as one of the highest yielding treated variety of the 38 varieties put to the test. The variety also had the lowest untreated yields.

Jim Carswell of Frontier Agriculture points out that overall fungicide responses have been good this year. “Overall the fungicide response across all the wheat varieties in this trial were averaging 84% versus the untreated control, but Torch yielded 192% of control with possibly less fungicide than some growers have been using in their own fields. The fungicide treated Torch was recorded at 10.89 t/ha and 11.19 t/ha with the use of a PGR.”

The fungicide programme used in the trial was robust, but not extraordinary in terms of the products and rates applied for the season, commented Mr. Carswell. The programme consisted of four applications. At T0, growth stage 30, the plots received an epoxiconazole-based plus chlorothalonil spray, at T1 (GS 31/32) an epoxiconazole-based application, an SDHI at T2, growth stage 37-39 and a prothioconazole based spray and ear treatment applied at growth stage 57/61.

From the PGR programme used on the trial plots, there was no significant response across the 38 varieties, but there was an additional yield boost from Torch. The PGR programme was a conventional two treatment programme.

Carswell said that with responses like this to a standard fungicide and PGR programme, Torch must not be discounted. He suggests that the performance is down to the variety's inherent yield ability as well as a boost in ear numbers counted in the trials where PGR had been used.

"There's no doubt Torch needs careful management and a good starting point would be a rust-specific seed treatment like Jockey, which this trial didn't have. This would help give growers the assurance of getting off to a sound start to disease control."


Download



Comments


No comments posted yet. Be the first to post a comment

To post comment without approval login or register

Display name

Please enter your name

Email (optional)
Comment

Please enter your comment

Post Comment

Your comment submitted successfully.Please wait for admin approval.

Some error on your process.Please try one more time.



Jobs


16 January 2015
Compliance Apprenticeship
Agriculture, Amenity Horticulture, Arboriculture, Construction, Engineering, Equine, Gamekeeping, Sport, Food & Drink Man...

16 January 2015
Shift Manager
Recognised dairy qualification. Our client is one of the UK's leading dairy businesses within the FMCG industry....

29 January 2015
Production Facilities Farm Manager
Managing all Farm administration. Production Facilities Farm Manager - Spider Web Recruitment are. Farm comes into production...

12 January 2015
Administration Assistant (Maternity Cover) / Administrative Support
The successful candidate will be involved in various administration duties, both computer and manual including filing, data i...

22 January 2015
Production Manager
Experience working in one or more of the following environments - bakery, dairy, brewery, drinks, ready meals or pharmaceutic...




Top stories you may have missed
12 November 2014 | Arable
GM crops 'good for farmers and the envir...

GM crops 'good for farmers and the envir...

GM crops are good for the economy and can reduce the amount of pesticides u...


6 November 2014 | Cattle
Smaller European markets drive beef expo...

Smaller European markets drive beef expo...

Demand from smaller European markets has helped drive strong growth for UK ...


6 November 2014 | Agri Safety
Lack of engineers a 'ticking time bomb' ...

Lack of engineers a 'ticking time bomb' ...

A lack of engineers, not enough people promoting the land-based industries ...


4 November 2014 | Bees and Beekeeping
Bee action plan due: Last chance for bee...

Bee action plan due: Last chance for bee...

Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss is launching the National Pollinator ...


4 November 2014 | Arable
Experts welcome financial boost for youn...

Experts welcome financial boost for youn...

Agricultural specialists have welcomed a potential financial boost for youn...


3 November 2014 | News
Supermarket competition on prices 'risks...

Supermarket competition on prices 'risks...

As retailers continue to participate in a highly competitive race to the bo...


31 October 2014 | Arable
New Defra farm figures 'underline volati...

New Defra farm figures 'underline volati...

New farm business income data from Defra, which focus on income from March ...


30 October 2014 | Agri Safety
Agriculture remains one of UK's most dan...

Agriculture remains one of UK's most dan...

Agriculture has remained one of the industries in which workers are most li...


29 October 2014 | Finance
UK farmland prices see 'substantial grow...

UK farmland prices see 'substantial grow...

Prime arable land in the UK has seen a substantial year-on-year growth in p...


27 October 2014 | Arable
Satellites to help farmers pinpoint dise...

Satellites to help farmers pinpoint dise...

A new mobile app for farmers able to pinpoint and identify disease, pests a...