Friday, March 22, 2019

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.

Agency takes ‘important first step’ to mitigate lack of rain

March 5, 2019 by  
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An Environment Agency decision to extend the winter abstraction season for refilling winter storage reservoirs has been described as an important first step in helping farmers who are again suffering from lack of rain.

Estate builds healthier soils within an intensive rotation

March 5, 2019 by  
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A Shropshire estate is determined to show soil health can be improved within an intensive root-cropping rotation as it strives to bolster its environmental and financial sustainability.

Trials scrutinises cost-effective spring weed control

March 5, 2019 by  
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Cost-effective options for spring weed control are being examined by field-scale trials on a Nottinghamshire farm.

Give serious thought to spring spray programme

March 5, 2019 by  
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An increasingly limited armoury means crop protection needs proper planning, says Richard Overthrow.

How oilseed rape growers can lower seed cost if crop fails

March 5, 2019 by  
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Oilseed rape growers who are forced to rip up failed crops could significantly reduce their losses thanks to a new scheme launched by RAGT Seeds.

AHDB funds increased storage support amid CIPC uncertainty

February 6, 2019 by  
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Potato store managers will be able to call on support from an £800,000 fund ring-fenced for sprout suppression and storage advice as uncertainty around the future of chlorpropham (CIPC) continues.

Global grain markets: An information addiction

February 6, 2019 by  
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The US government shutdown is affecting world trade in grain, says David Eudall.

Black box makes sense of remote grain store control

February 6, 2019 by  
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Monitoring specialists Robydome have launched a new sensing and management system.

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