Growers seeking to reduce frit fly damage in winter wheat are being advised to include a suitable adjuvant to improve insecticide efficacy levels and reduce the chances of needing to re-drill crops.
Target surfaces to maximise uptake and penetration
Calculating the right amount of odjuvant for the sprayer volume and area to be sprayed.
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Pellet choice is an important factor in determining the effectiveness of any control programme and research has shown that the better quality pellets made with high-grade durum wheat flour are more appetising to slugs and therefore more likely to deliver desirable results.
Trials performed by the Processors & Growers Research Organisation (PGRO) found that applying Pod-Stik delivered a “consistent increase in yields compared with untreated crops”.