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WEED MANAGEMENT

How to manage disease in sugar beet crops

An Essex sugar beet grower hopes to recapture his high yielding ways and produce one of the UK’s top-yielding fields, by focusing on disease and weed control in the coming…

WHEAT

Why fusarium risk is rising in wheat and how to manage it

With rising incidence of fusarium ear blight and changes to mycotoxin legal limits on the horizon, experts are advising wheat growers to adopt a more water-tight, integrated approach to minimising…

WHEAT

T3 spray tips for battling ear blight in wheat

A lot of effort has gone into managing wheat crops during this difficult spring. However, getting the T3 spray wrong could undo much of this good work and put income…

VARIETY SELECTION

High-yielding OSR variety helps growers fight disease

Oilseed rape growers now have a high-yielding option that offers resistance to the turnip yellows virus, which can reduce yields by up to 30%. Architect is the only variety on…

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WHEAT

Kent grower's second wheat crop measures up to first

Good variety selection, improved soils and the use of seed dressings has paid off for Kent grower Terry Metson by keeping take-all at bay and lifting his second wheat yields…

WEED MANAGEMENT

Why growers must reduce reliance on pesticides

Growers are being urged to highlight the responsible approach they take to crop management – or face the prospect of further restrictions as the government pursues a “green” Brexit. The…

WEED MANAGEMENT

How to manage disease in sugar beet crops

An Essex sugar beet grower hopes to recapture his high yielding ways and produce one of the UK’s top-yielding fields, by focusing on disease and weed control in the coming…

WHEAT

Farmer Focus: Concerns over fusarium levels in wheat crops

Harvest 2017 has started. The earliest we can remember for many years with winter barley showing slightly improved quality and yield compared with 2016. By the time you are reading…

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WHEAT

Kent grower's second wheat crop measures up to first

Good variety selection, improved soils and the use of seed dressings has paid off for Kent grower Terry Metson by keeping take-all at bay and lifting his second wheat yields…

WEED MANAGEMENT

How to manage disease in sugar beet crops

An Essex sugar beet grower hopes to recapture his high yielding ways and produce one of the UK’s top-yielding fields, by focusing on disease and weed control in the coming…

WHEAT

How one farmer slashed fertiliser and fungicide use in wheat

The cost of wheat disease control has been rocketing over recent years, with some farms now using five or even six fungicide applications to protect yield. Unhappy with being dragged down…

POTATOES

Video: Early potato harvest start is worst for 40 years

Brothers Peter and Philip Le Maistre are sixth-generation Jersey farmers and for them this potato season has been the worst since covering spuds with plastic started to be used on…

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WEED MANAGEMENT

Why growers must reduce reliance on pesticides

Growers are being urged to highlight the responsible approach they take to crop management – or face the prospect of further restrictions as the government pursues a “green” Brexit. The…

POTATOES

How fungicide data is helping to combat potato blight strain

Fungicide use data reveal that potato growers have already adapted their strategies to manage a new resistant strain of blight, although more needs to be done to combat the threat…

OILSEED RAPE

3 ways growth regulators will raise rapeseed yields

There are three different ways that a growth regulator can increase oilseed rape yields, thereby helping farmers maximise their returns. Last harvest will be remembered as a good rapeseed year.…

WHEAT

Research could slash fungicide use in wheat by nearly 40%

Mention variable rate fungicides and many farmers think of adjusting rates across a field based on crop biomass measured using a tractor-mounted sensor. However, fungicide rates could also be varied…

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News

VARIETY SELECTION

Cereals 2018: High-yielding, low-input OSR on the way

High-yielding, low-input oilseed rape varieties suitable for an integrated farm management approach are the aim of breeder DSV’s triple layer concept, which was unveiled at Cereals 2018. The new concept…

WHEAT

Cereals 2018: Pest and disease forecasting service launched

Farmers can get a glimpse of a pest and disease forecast service set to be launched in autumn 2019, offering a 10-day prediction of key pests and diseases. A prototype…

EVENTS

Cereals 2018: Warning as barley seed treatments fail

A key seed-borne disease of barley appears to have overcome the azole chemistry found in seed treatments used in the winter barley crop. Outbreaks of loose smut have been reported…

WEED MANAGEMENT

Cereals 2018: Corteva shows off new sprays and varieties

Agrochemical and seeds giant Corteva Agriscience hopes to launch a range of new products over the next year or two to help fight off fungicide resistance and cut growing costs.…

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POTATOES

Video: Early potato harvest start is worst for 40 years

Brothers Peter and Philip Le Maistre are sixth-generation Jersey farmers and for them this potato season has been the worst since covering spuds with plastic started to be used on…

POTATOES

Video: Jersey early potato yields dip 20% after frosty February

Jersey’s early potato harvest is almost a month late this spring, with yields expected to be down one-fifth after the Beast from the East frosted off young plants barely out…

OILSEED RAPE

Video: How to manage forward rapeseed crops

Oilseed rape growers need to fine-tune their spring applications of fertiliser and growth regulator to avoid them getting too lush after a kind autumn and winter. Adjusting inputs on a…

WHEAT

Video: Wheat fungicide spend must be £100/ha-plus

Wheat growers should be spending £100/ha-plus on fungicides to get the highest profit margin possible, even in a moderate disease year like the current one. Many growers may have saved…

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