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OILSEED RAPE

Cereals 2020: What the new OSR varieties offer this autumn

Oilseed rape growers entertaining thoughts of drilling the crop again had plenty of winter oilseed rape varieties to consider at Cereals Live 2020, along with some financial incentives to grow…

VARIETY SELECTION

Cereals 2020: Round-up of new wheat and barley varieties

Winter wheat varieties that offer some certainty against the effects of unpredictable weather, changing pathogen populations and the loss of fungicide chemistry were the focus at Cereals Live 2020. With…

ROTATIONS

Cereals 2020: Two key crop questions for growers this autumn

Cropping plans will be influenced by the need to get rotations back on track after such a disruptive year, say experts at Cereals LIVE. Minimising the legacy of this year’s…

PEST MANAGEMENT

Cereals 2020: Sprayer app helps keep spray on the right target

Almost 250 sprayer operators are using a new app, only two weeks after its launch, to help them choose the best time to spray with which nozzles and settings to…

PEST MANAGEMENT

Cereals 2020: OSR may see non-chemical control of flea beetles

Oilseed rape growers could get help to control cabbage stem flea beetles from unpalatable varieties and tasty “trap crops” to lure beetles away from rapeseed. Scientists are looking to genetics…

CROP MANAGEMENT

Cereals 2020: Bedfordshire operator wins farm sprayer award

Bedfordshire farm sprayer operator Matt Fuller has won the 2020 Farm Sprayer Operator of the Year Award, sponsored by Syngenta, which was announced online as part of Cereals LIVE 2020…

Cereals LIVE

We may not be able to meet face-to-face in Cambridgeshire this year, but we really wanted to support the industry by delivering Cereals Event online – so welcome to Cereals LIVE.

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PEST MANAGEMENT

Cereals 2020: Magnet sprayer improves crop coverage by 20%

Spray operators can improve crop coverage by 20%, which could allow them to cut pesticide rates, with magnetically treated fluid that gives better droplet sizes. The MagGrow system can be…

CEREALS

Cereals 2020: Field tests on flea beetle control to start

Six oilseed rape growers will help test key cabbage stem flea beetle management strategies on a field scale in a new project launched by Bayer and managed by crop consultant…

WHEAT

Cereals 2020: New wheat variety performs well with drought

The top-yielding hard-milling feed wheat variety Insitor is set to sell out this autumn, with a market share of up to 4%, reflecting its barn-filling potential and good grain quality.…

DISEASE MANAGEMENT

Cereals 2020: The winter wheat varieties that can cut costs

Winter wheat growers could save £40/ha on fungicide costs if they pick modern, disease-resistant varieties this autumn over more disease-prone ones. Choosing varieties such as Extase and Saki can save…

CEREALS

Cereals 2020: New fungicide lifts wheat yields by 0.5t/ha

A novel cereal fungicide, which is set to be launched in the UK next spring, is being sprayed on Irish wheat crops for septoria control this season after trials showed…

CEREALS

6 key things to see online at Cereals LIVE

Next month sees the first ever virtual Cereals event, offering farmers the latest business and technical advice, machinery launches and new tech demos. Rather than heading to a field in…

ARABLE

Free app to help growers with cropping for ELM scheme

Farmers are to get the first glimpse this summer of a new online tool which will help them decide cropping plans for a new “public money for public good” agricultural…

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