Trials with a new seed treatment suggests there’s plenty of potential below the soil surface to improve what a crop does above it. CPM reports. If you get the crop off to a good start, you’re in a good place. Tom Allen-Stevens Growers have a new seed treatment for winter cereals that offers improved […]
Growing Together is an initiative from CPM and Syngenta that aims to unearth some of the secrets of how a crop develops beneath the soil surface.
Together with a core group of growers, we’ll be looking at how to conduct simple assessments of crop and soil health. We’ll explore the implications of agronomy decisions on root mass and plant stress management, and the interaction of this with variety choice. It combines ‘citizen science’ from the group, with practical field trials at Syngenta’s Innovation Centres, through to high level technical R&D.
The aim of this interactive initiative is to develop practical solutions and information to help farmers get more from their wheat crops. We hope to deliver a better knowledge and understanding of crop rooting systems, and work together to develop practical solutions to help farmers get more from their wheat crops.
Progressive growers spend a considerable amount of time and attention on crop growth of their wheat – inspecting leaves, counting shoots and weighing up the prospects of the ear as it emerges. But what about growth below ground? “Rooting is paramount to crop performance,” comments Cat Gray, communications lead at Syngenta. “But while pro-active […]