Brassica nutrition planning: the three R’s of plant stress management

Brassica nutrition planning: the three R’s of plant stress management

Managing cropping schedules and harvest quality in brassica crops is heavily dependent on the crop’s response to inputs under different growing conditions and stress factors. 

Crop nutrition has traditionally focused on the timely supply of fertiliser minerals to prevent nutritional stress but the relatively simple addition of foliar supplements to support the 3 R’s of plant stress management – rooting, resilience and recovery – can also give growers more options to counter less controllable factors such as weather, pests and disease and crucially, help achieve more uniform growth rates.

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There’s still time to turn stressed beet crops around

There’s still time to turn stressed beet crops around

The warmer weather has encouraged rapid growth in sugar beet crops and in many cases has allowed later emerging plants to catch up. But crops still suffering from irregular growth or starting to show signs of stress will still benefit from a nutrient boost to even up growth and help plants withstand further temperature stress.  (more…)

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Help prevent nutritional stress in pulse crops

Help prevent nutritional stress in pulse crops

It’s been a good start for this season’s pulse crops. Winter beans are well established and spring drilling went into excellent seed bed conditions but there is still a very long way to go. With last year’s wet weather in mind and reports of disease pressure in winter beans beginning to circulate, it’s a good time to take a look at your nutrition programme and make sure you are doing everything in your control to mitigate risk. (more…)

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