Monday, May 20, 2019

Busy month for combinable crop management

May 1, 2019 by  
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A cold spell in mid-April slowed winter wheat development but T1 fungicides were still due before the month ended, says Richard Overthrow.

Septoria threat to winter wheat despite dry spring

May 1, 2019 by  
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Early sown winter wheats continue to be at risk of Septoria spreading up the plant – despite the dry spring which has dried up the disease.

How mixed cropping boosts soil health and diversity

April 1, 2019 by  
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Integrated cropping systems have no detrimental effect on potato yields but can enhance soil properties and biodiversity, say scientists at the James Hutton Institute.

Potato growers on front line of climate change

April 1, 2019 by  
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Extreme and unpredictable weather – made more frequent by climate change – is putting future supplies of British potatoes at risk, according to a new report.

Scientists investigate alternatives to diquat

April 1, 2019 by  
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Researchers are investigating alternative desiccation methods following loss of approval for diquat – the main product used by potato growers to dessicate crops.

Growers urged to consider all sprout suppressant options

April 1, 2019 by  
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The latest scientific progress in post-harvest potato research and development was presented to growers and industry advisors last month.

Timing is everything for good spring crop management

April 1, 2019 by  
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A mild winter means higher disease pressure on many crops this spring, writes Richard Overthrow.

Early drilled rape minimises damage from flea beetle

April 1, 2019 by  
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Growers are drilling oilseed rape increasingly early in a bid to avoid damage from cabbage stem flea beetle, confirms a study.

Winter nitrate leaching losses below average, says AHDB

March 5, 2019 by  
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Lower than average winter rainfall levels this year has implications for nutrient management throughout the important spring growth period and beyond, say researchers.

Manufacturers seek extension to metaldehyde withdrawal period

March 5, 2019 by  
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Slug pellet manufacturers have asked the government to delay a forthcoming ban on metaldehyde – announced late last year over concerns for wildlife.

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