Sunday, September 23, 2018

How to optimise seed rates to boost crop yields

September 3, 2018 by  
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Many cereal growers are not sowing at high enough seed rates – potentially jeopardising yield potential from the outset, according to Farmacy agronomist Andy Hutchison.

Seedbeds key to good crop establishment

September 3, 2018 by  
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Good seedbed preparation is a priority following the long, hot summer, says Richard Overthrow.

Help crops take advantage of rain, growers urged

September 3, 2018 by  
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Growers of vulnerable crops such as sugar beet and oilseed rape should give them a helping hand to make use of available soil moisture now the region has had some much-needed rain, an eastern counties crop advisor is urging.

Manage threats to winter barley above and below ground

September 3, 2018 by  
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Winter barley growers should take action now to prevent take-all from inhibiting root growth and suppressing yields later, say experts.

Smaller potato crop due to lower plantings and extreme weather

September 3, 2018 by  
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Potato plantings are down 3% on last year due to extreme weather – the third-lowest planted area on record, says the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

Exceptionally warm weather tests wheat performance

September 3, 2018 by  
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The importance of selecting wheat varieties with proven resilience to extreme conditions has been highlighted by the dry summer, says plant breeder KWS.

World-first Hands-Free Hectare project completes second harvest

September 3, 2018 by  
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A UK team of researchers has successfully grown and harvested a second crop without human intervention using an autonomous combine harvester – unloading grain on the move for the first time using robots.

Carrot shortage expected to increase imports

July 31, 2018 by  
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Low carrot yields due to challenging weather conditions this season are set to mean the highest level of imports for decades, according to the British Carrot Growers Association.

Leave dry soils alone to degrade blackgrass threat

July 31, 2018 by  
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Growers are being urged to wait following the dry harvest before cultivating fields affected by blackgrass to ensure there is sufficient moisture for weed seeds to germinate.

Dry summer continues to dictate crop management

July 31, 2018 by  
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Exceptionally dry weather in the run-up to harvest has implications for autumn establishment, says Richard Overthrow.

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