It's been an odd year for cereal spraying. Herbicide applications should've been completed by March really. Hottest, driest April on record, so low disease levels and little need to spray. May one of the wettest on record, disease levels on the rise, but difficult to get sprays on because of the weather. By now most cereal fungicide sparaying is finished, and although aphids are abundant on everything in my garden, it isn't the same in cereal crops, so insecticide applications are unlikely to be economically justified.
with clients who have offices in the countryside, and my route has taken me along 7 miles of delightful winding road through some stunningly beautiful rolling farmland. There were fields of bright yellow rape earlier on, and now there are fields of bright emerald green cereal growth.
Farmers may have a hard life at times, but some of them live it in lovely surroundings.
If you seen how much they spray on the crops a lot more people would go organic. I have witnessed at first hand a farmer going about his day to day business, and I am still shocked at the amount of spraying he does.
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