Stuart Knight is deputy Director of NIAB. He is a research agronomist with experience in applied crops research, combinable crop trials and field experimentation, knowledge exchange, and providing technical advice to farmers and agronomists. He has broad expertise in combinable crop agronomy and its impact on crop yield, quality, resource efficiency and profitability, including: monitoring and control of cereal fungal diseases; evaluation of new crop protection chemicals, as well as managing within-field variation and decision support.
A strategic panel discussion grounded in practical agronomy In all cropping systems, fungicides are only part of disease control alongside variety, rotation and general crop hygiene. There is scope to minimise requirement and potentially save costs, e.g. by using threshold and forecasting information, using appropriate doses and omitting unnecessary sprays. But is there more that […]