Cereals 2006 : Seed treatment stops slugs, too
Chemical firms were highlighting new advances in their products at the event. Mike Abram reports

Cereals 2006 : Tracker stars as preventative T1
BASF fungicide Tracker (epoxiconazole + boscalid) was proving both a success and a disappointment in the Velcourt plots at Cereals.

Cereals 2006 : Don’t let information go to waste
Masses of useful information paid for by growers which could help them run their businesses more cost-effectively could be going untapped.

Cereals 2006 : Reduced prices maintain strobs
The slide in strobilurin fungicide sales that occurred in the past two seasons appears to have been arrested this spring.

Cereals 2006 : TAG to look into arable’s environmental footprint
Radical thinking was at the heart of The Arable Group’s new research project looking at ways of reducing farming’s environmental footprint, technical director Jim Orson said.

Cereals 2006 : Extra blackgrass option
Syngenta graminicide Axial (pinoxaden) gives barley growers another option for controlling blackgrass this autumn, according to the firm’s Rod Burke.

Cereals 2006 : Choice of options is key to stewardship success
Farmers need to focus on three key criteria when choosing stewardship options, according to the RSPB.

Cereals 2006 : Boosting wheat yields
Barn-busting new hard feed variety Oakley could bring new levels of yield to winter wheats, according to breeder CPB Twyford.

Cereals 2006 : Biofuels push hybrid market
The UK oilseed rape area is likely to increase by about 10-15% this autumn, experts predicted at Cereals 2006. But the future hybrid market share split opinions.

Cereals 2006 : Cleavers and grassweed control from Dow quartet
Four potential new herbicides were demonstrated by Dow AgroSciences at Cereals 2006.

Cereals 2006 : FW initiative ‘opens grower’s eyes’
Richard Ward admitted his eyes were opened by HGCA’s FW presentations.

Cereals 2006 : Growing demand for soil mapping

Cereals 2006 : Liquid cyprodinil on the way
Syngenta is trialling a liquid formulation of cyprodinil which, approval permitting, could be available for growers to use in barley next season.

Cereals 2006 : Zanzibar proves rhizo-resistant
Sugar beet growers looking for rhizomania resistance and high yields have another variety option next season, following the launch of Zanzibar from Elsoms Seeds.