Autumn sown cereals

Sowing cereals in autumn offers the advantages of higher yields and spreading out your harvest, but weeds must be controlled early.

This month's tips for sowing cereals

» Pre-emergent herbicides help keep cereal paddocks clean heading into winter.
» If following on from a cereal crop the previous year, watch out for higher disease loading on early planted crops, and use a good quality fungicide in early spring.
» Watch out for late insect pressure in brassicas. Depending on the weather and insect pressure, control may be required.