Teagasc Crop Report

Update No 6 2022

Update No 6 2022

Monday 16th May 2022
(Updated Monday 16th May 2022)
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Potash Deficiency in spring cereals

Potash Deficiency in spring cereals

Potassium deficiency is quite common in cereal crops following long term leys esp. where grass silage was intensively cut.  The symptoms of a K deficiency is paper like symptoms on the tips of the leaves see image below. 

Potash deficiency

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Winter Oats

Winter Oats

Crops are booting in many cases at the moment and will have heads emerging during the coming week. In general crops are relatively clean but there are some reports of crown rust and mildew.

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Cabbage Seed Weevil in Winter Oilseed Rape

Cabbage Seed Weevil in Winter oilseed rape

This pest has been seen in the past has been spotted in the past week in oilseed rape crops.  Adults are active in crops but the damage is caused by larvae feeding on pods.

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Winter wheat

Winter Wheat

Most crops are at flag leaf stage and will receive a fungicide this week with septoria being the main target. Most received the leaf 3 application in good conditions and so should have good coverage.

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