15 1. Primary pests – these live, feed and develop in grain stocks - the most serious group BeetlesMites Size<2mm diametre <5mm length 0.5mm Multiplication rate 60x per mth2,000 x per mth Min breed o CWeevils 13oC Beetles 18oC 5oC Min MC%2-12%15%
16 2 Secondary pests – feed on crop residues and mould Often present with nesting birds Usually a high fungal content in the crop Often slower breeding and few generations Tend to have a lower min breeding temp and prefer moister conditions 3 Strays – enter from outside store or brought in at harvest Seldom cause damage but may lead to rejection of crop
House/field mice Norway/Brown Rat Where possible, ensure that all doors are tight fitting and access to sheds is limited. Need to ensure that all bait points are monitored on a regular basis and all baits points are recorded on farmyard layout.
18 HazardRiskControl Fumigants used pre storage. Poisoned by gas Stay out of store during fumigation. Ventilate before entering. Loose grainBuried by grain Do not climb on the sides of loose heaps of grain. Grain pesticide dressings Poisoned by pesticides. Wash hands after handling treated grain. Air-tight binsSuffocationStay out of sealed bins unless they have been ventilated. Propionic acidSkin damage by acid. Wear PPE. Wash off spills immediately.
Larvae of cranefly (daddy long legs) Feeds on roots of grasses Feeds directly on seeds in the soil. Adults lay eggs in Aug-Oct ◦ Depending on weather damage is seen as feeding in following spring
Monitor to assess levels Reseeds & cereals exiting long term leys highest risk Chlopyrifos
Feed on all cereal crops Feeds on phloem of plant by using spikelet to burrow down into get sugar from plant. Primary cause of BYDV in cereals Activity will increase in warm weather.
BYDV controlled by Long cultivation window – 3 weeks Bury grass + trash Seed treatment to control virus vectors Monitor aphid migration + Spray aphicide
Potato Cyst Nematodes (PCN) also known as eel worms. Feed on roots of Solanaceae Family(potatoes and tomatoes) Can cause a yield reduction in up to 60% in infected fields.
Rotation Plant certified basic seed PCN soil sampling when using farm saved seed Clean shared machinery Dispose of grader waste to an on-farm tip or field of origin Do not feed or spread untreated vegetable waste Be wary of imported animal manures
From 26 th Nov 2015 only sprayer operators with a PA1 & PA2 will be legally be able to apply chemicals. To apply pesticides must have a recommendation from a BASIS qualified adviser Treatments must be recorded in the pesticides application record book.
It also helps you use the pesticide: ◦ Safely ◦ Effectively ◦ Accurately Contains information to help you get the best performance from the pesticide PESTICIDE PRODUCT LABEL
Contains a lot of information Some information legally binding. Read and Understand the product label Main categories of text: 1.Important information – eg dose rates, application rates, etc 2.Advisory Information – eg compatability, timings, etc
Product Name:Agritox Approval Number:MAPP 14894 Active Ingredient:MCPA Pesticide Type:Herbicide What insects are controlled by this product:Broad-leaved weeds Crops on which product may be used:Winter and Spring Wheat, Barley, Rye, Oats and Grassland Product Form (Liquid or Powder):Liquid Product Hazard Symbol:Harmful and Dangerous for the Environment Approved Field of Use:As an Agricultural Herbicide to control Broad-leaved weeds on Wheat, Barley, Rye, Oats and Grassland. PESTICIDE LABEL PLEASE FIND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION Restrictions (give 3):Any 3 Sprayer Application Rate /Ha (litres):Not Less than 200L/Ha Spray Quality:Medium / Coarse Is Agritox compatible with other products? Yes What Advice is given?Consult Manufacturer or Agronomist List Operator PPE:Coveralls, Gloves, Face Shield Environmental Protection List Buffer Zones for this product:Flowing Water5 metres Dry Ditch1 metre Can Buffer zone be reduced under LERAPYes What is an Adjuvant?A wetter or sticker to improve product effectiveness Application Of Product Maximum Individual Dose Maximum Total Dose Latest Time of Application Winter & Spring Wheat, Barley, Rye & Oats 3.3 L/Ha3.3 L/Ha/Crop Before 1 st Node Detectable (GS 31) Undersown Cereals (as above) with Red Clover 1.4 L/Ha1.4 L/Ha/Crop Before 1 st Node Detectable (GS 31) Grassland3.3 L/Ha6.6 L/Ha/CropNot Applicable
Pesticide Application Record Date Site of Application Crop Treated Reason for Treatment Pesticide Used Pesticide Dose Rate (l/ha or kg/ha) Spray Application Rate (l/ha) Nozzle type and Code Spray Pressure (bar) Weather Conditions Start Time Finish Time Other Relevant Information Operators Name Operators Signature