Pesticide management in Scottish spring barley - insights from sowing dates
Sowing date information from 1983–2012 for spring barley crops planted in commercial fields across Scotland was analysed to distinguish trends in the dataset. Differences between year groups were found to be significant at P < 0.001. Of the 10 latest sown years (determined by mean or median), eight occurred after 2000. This move towards later planting could have a profound impact on disease burden and pesticide use in Scottish spring barley systems, and these results will be used to inform future research goals for this project.
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Agronomic decision making in an uncertain climate, Leeds, UK
Aspects of Applied Biology