The arable portfolio focusses on the main arable crops – cereals (wheat, barley, triticale, oats, rye), oilseed rape, corn & legumes/pulses. In terms of area cereals account for by far the largest part, followed by corn and oilseed rape.
All these crops are mainly “commodities” so are under the influence of world market prices, as the crop can be stored for long periods and transported over great distances. As a result intensity in terms of treatments per ha or value is rather limited in comparison to trees and vines and horticulture.
Key arable brands:
a pellet based on ferric phosphate which is used to protect newly emerged crops from slugs (Deroceras spp and Arion spp) from feeding.
a selective herbicide in OSR based on Propyzamide to control monocots, especially black grass (even strains resistant against products with alternative modes of action)
a selective herbicide in cereals and corn based on Flufenacet against monocots, mainly blackgrass, bent grass and ryegrass
a fungicide based on Thiophanate-Methyl used in cereals against Fusarium
a fungicide based on Cyflufenamid used to control powdery mildew in cereals and flax
an insecticide based on Acetamiprid used against several pests in cereals and OSR
an insecticide based on Ethofenprox to control several pests especially resistant pollen beetle in OSR