Thursday, November 15, 2018

Different dessicants top agenda for agronomists

November 1, 2018 by  
Filed under Crops

The need to consider alternatives to Diquat was the main topic of discussion at the final AHDB Strategic Potato Farm field walk of the season.

Potatoes ‘less exposed to Brexit risks’ than many other sectors

November 1, 2018 by  
Filed under Crops

Potato growers are less exposed than many other sectors to Brexit, suggests a study which says leaving the European Union may provide opportunities – especially for processors.

Weather comes right for autumn treatment

November 1, 2018 by  
Filed under Crops

Mild weather means crops now in the ground need special attention, writes Richard Overthrow.

Demand for pulses high despite visual issues

November 1, 2018 by  
Filed under Crops

Demand for pulses remains well-supported despite a low-yielding harvest and the poor appearance of the bean crop, says the Processors and Growers Research Organisation (PGRO).

High-tech focus on farmers’ use of phosphorus

November 1, 2018 by  
Filed under Crops

Farmers’ approach to phosphate use will change dramatically over the next decade as the nutrient increasingly comes under the spotlight – and smart technology will be key in helping them do it.

Variable harvest prompts calls for better volatility measures

November 1, 2018 by  
Filed under Crops

Extreme weather and unpredictable commodity prices have triggered renewed calls for the government to help the arable sector become more resilient.

Time to reflect on best biogas maize varieties

October 1, 2018 by  
Filed under Crops

Varieties that can finish fully in adverse conditions could provide valuable insurance for biogas maize growers next year after a difficult season in 2018.

New varieties added to 2019 forage maize lists

October 1, 2018 by  
Filed under Crops

Eight new varieties have been added to the Forage Maize Descriptive List by the British Society of Plant Breeder’s 2019 Forage Maize Descriptive Lists – seven first-choice varieties alongside one new second-choice.

Prepare for expected influx of rodents this autumn

October 1, 2018 by  
Filed under Crops

An influx of rodents is expected this autumn after the hot, dry summer encouraged an extended breeding period and a high number of surviving offspring.

Insurance warning as crop values rise after hot summer

October 1, 2018 by  
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Farmers are being warned that they are running the risk of being underinsured, after the sustained hot summer sparked a hike in crop values.

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