Slide 1

Kahawa

Chai

Mahindi

Miwa

 Growth Stages of Wheat (Considerations for doses – Usage of Boom sprayer, 100 liters of solution per hectare)

1. Emergence – Approx 10 days after sowing

2. Beginning of Tillering – Approx 20 days from sowing - First spray to encourage tillering (10 ml/liter)

3. Tillers formed

4. Beginning of erect growth, leaf sheaths lengthen (Greening up)

5. Leaf sheath strongly erect (Greening up) – Approx 30 days from sowing

6. First node visible

7. Second node visible

8. Flag leaf visible

9. Ligule of flag leaf visible - Approx 40 days after sowing (20 days after first spray) - Second spray to strengthen the tillers (10 ml/liter)

10. Boot stage

10.1. Awn visible, heads emerging through slit of flag leaf sheath

10.2. Heading ¼ complete

10.3. Heading ½ complete

10.4. Heading ¾ complete

10.5. Heading complete – Third Spray (15 ml/liter)

10.5.1. Beginning flowering

10.5.2. Flowering complete to top of spike

10.5.3. Flowering complete to base of spike

10.5.4. Kernels watery ripe

11. Ripening

11.1. Milky ripe

11.2. Mealy ripe

11.3. Kernel hard

11.4. Harvest ready