Cereal Killers

Cereal Killers will cover all the pests, diseases, and weeds that try to kill arable crops. Each week we do a deep dive on one challenge facing arable farmers. Hopefully revealing some new insights to help you fight these pernicious beasts, bugs and pathogens! If you are a farmer or agronomist, we would love to interview you on the podcast. Please email Russell@eutrema.co.uk Cereal Killers is hosted by: Dr Russell Sharp, Managing Director of Eutrema Ltd Josie Cuccia, Lecturer at Moulton College

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Episodes

SCLEROTINIA!

Tuesday Sep 19, 2023

Tuesday Sep 19, 2023

AKA White Mould. This disease affects oilseed rape, beans, and any other crop outside of cereals that you may be using as rotational crops. It will also affect cover crops.
Sclerotinia produces unusual bodies of spores called 'sclerotia' that drop the ground and release spores in the spring.
If you would like to discuss further options for control of Sclerotinia, please speak to us using the contact details on our website https://eutrema.co.uk

ALTERNARIA! (sooty mould)

Monday Oct 02, 2023

Monday Oct 02, 2023

Alternaria / sooty mould is a disease that affects cereal crops late on in the summer, close to harvest. It can even cause damage in grain stores.
In this podcast we discuss the biology, control methods, and some crazy facts about this weird pathogen.
To discuss alternaria control please speak to the Eutrema technical team at: https://eutrema.co.uk/about/

FESCUES!

Tuesday Oct 10, 2023

Tuesday Oct 10, 2023

Fescues are a group of grass species that can be of benefit to livestock farmers, but for arable farmers they represent some serious weeds! These weeds can totally destroy a field even in a season or two. Plus they can possess remarkable resistance to glyphosate.
To discuss fescue with our technical team, please visit: https://eutrema.co.uk/contact/

LEATHERJACKETS!

Monday Nov 06, 2023

Monday Nov 06, 2023

Leatherjackets; the giant maggots of the crane fly! A pest in arable crops, pasture grass, and horticulture.
In this podcast we discuss the impact of this pest on crop roots and stems.
The biology of leatherjackets is interesting as they remain active in the winter, and reach a peak of damage in early spring.
For more details on leatherjackets and potential control methods, contact the Eutrema technical team by visiting; https://eutrema.co.uk

ERGOT!

Monday Nov 13, 2023

Monday Nov 13, 2023

ERGOT is a fungal disease that spoils cereal crops. Whilst Ergot doesn't massively impact on yields, it destroys the quality of the harvested grain as it contains.
We hope you enjoy this episode and please contact us for more information on potential ergot control measures at; https://eutrema.co.uk

LODGING!

Tuesday Nov 21, 2023

Tuesday Nov 21, 2023

You've grown your crop, it's almost ready to harvest, then it all falls over! Damm it!
Find out about the causes and potential solutions to lodging on this week's episode.
As always, feel free to contact us form more info on this and any other crop cultivation topic at: https://eutrema.co.uk

Frit Fly!

Friday Dec 01, 2023

Friday Dec 01, 2023

Frit Flies are both annoying and economically damaging. They belong to a big group of true flies and cause damage to emerging tillers.
But why are they called 'frit' flies? We have no idea, so we would love your suggestions!
 

TAKE ALL!

Friday Dec 08, 2023

Friday Dec 08, 2023

Take All is a fungal disease of all grass species. Unlike the fungal diseases we have covered in the past, this one is transmitted through infected soils.
Take all is often under-estimated by arable farmers because it doesn't produce obvious symptoms or fruiting bodies.
Check out this episode to find out more about take all biology and control.
https://eutrema.co.uk

BLACK GRASS RETURNS!

Thursday Feb 01, 2024

Thursday Feb 01, 2024

In the last episode on Black Grass we talked only briefly about our research to create a biological solution.
In this podcast I give the full details about this project and how it will be deployed on arable farms. 
To sign up for regular updates on our Black Grass Spore projects visit: 
https://eutrema.co.uk/the-black-grass-biology-group
 
Thanks for listening, and happy growing!
Dr Russell Sharp

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