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New varieties added to forage and biogas maize lists for 2018

October 4, 2017 by  
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Six new first-choice varieties have been added to the British Society of Plant Breeder’s 2018 Forage Maize Descriptive Lists (DL) – alongside nine new varieties on the accompanying descriptive list of maize varieties suitable for anaerobic digestion.

Newly drilled crops require care this autumn

October 4, 2017 by  
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A catchy harvest led to a catchy drilling season but at least that suggests some consistency, writes Richard Overthrow.

Survey highlights changes in yellow rust resistance

October 4, 2017 by  
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Most mainstream winter wheat varieties have a lower resistance to yellow rust than Recommended List ratings suggest, reveals the latest Agrii National Cereal Disease Survey.

Timings vital to ensure optimum crop establishment

September 12, 2017 by  
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Crop management will be particularly important this autumn following a challenging harvest, writes Richard Overthrow.

Award aims to maximise sugar beet yield potential

September 12, 2017 by  
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A new competition aims to help sugar beet growers increase yields by closing the gap between crop potential and reality.

Range of tests ‘key’ to realising value of healthy soils

August 1, 2017 by  
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Using a variety of assessment methods to test soil health – rather than relying on standard nutrient testing – could reward growers with higher yields and greater profitability, say experts.

Website helps guide growers towards best fertiliser choice

August 1, 2017 by  
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A new website providing rapid access to the latest thinking on best practice when it comes to crop nutrition has been launched by CF Fertilisers.

Accurate and even spread pattern means effective slug control

August 1, 2017 by  
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Faster work rates by reducing the number of passes was always the goal when agricultural contracting Greg Wilcox upgraded to a 24m slug pellet applicator four years ago.

Willingness to change is key to blackgrass battle

August 1, 2017 by  
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Admitting there is a problem and being willing to change farm practices is essential to get ahead of troublesome blackgrass, believes Lincolnshire farmer Nick Wade.

Glyphosate ban could cost growers £10,000 per year

August 1, 2017 by  
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Banning glyphosate – seen by many growers as a key agrochemical for crop establishment – would cost the average UK grower more than £10,000 per year, suggests a study.

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