Wednesday, August 22, 2018

#YourHarvest campaign highlights importance of arable sector

June 29, 2018 by  
Filed under Crops

Farmers are being urged to invite MPs on to farm this summer as part of a campaign to celebrate the contribution the arable sector makes to the nation’s economy, food supply and environment.

Increase gross margins while meeting new Defra rules

June 6, 2018 by  
Filed under Crops

Using a controlled release fertiliser (CRF)  in place of a standard nitrogen programme, can increase marketable potato yields by over 7t/ha – lifting gross margins by as much as £580t/ha, according to recent trials.

Get to grips with grain pest monitoring at Cereals

June 6, 2018 by  
Filed under Crops

Grain store operators are reminded not to overlook the importance of good grain store preparation and hygiene as harvest approaches.

Variety selection key to maximising sugar beet performance

May 31, 2018 by  
Filed under Crops

Last season’s record sugar beet harvest was partly due to seed breeders raising the crop’s potential and performance – but it was also due to beet’s adaptability.

Five new varieties added to 2019 sugar beet lists

May 31, 2018 by  
Filed under Crops

Continued improvements in yield and other important characteristics are reflected in five new varieties added to the 2019 Recommended (RL) and to Descriptive (DL) List, says the British Beet Research Organisation.

British Sugar pledges to reform harvest and haulage scheme

May 31, 2018 by  
Filed under Crops

British Sugar has promised to improve the Industry Harvest and Haulage Scheme (IHHS) – set up in 2010 to provide harvesting and haulage services to sugar beet growers.

Home straight beckons for combinable crops

May 31, 2018 by  
Filed under Crops

Unsettled weather means a touch-and-go season is set to continue right up until harvest, writes Richard Overthrow.

Keep an eye on machinery costs this harvest

May 31, 2018 by  
Filed under Crops

Growers heading into harvest are being advised to keep a close eye on costs – following a recent project suggesting farmers spend too much on machinery.

Stay alert for disease pressure in cereal crops

April 30, 2018 by  
Filed under Crops

Although cereal crops are behind the curve this season, it is important to continue to monitor them over the next few weeks as disease pressure could build.

Tough spring leads to shorter growing season

April 30, 2018 by  
Filed under Crops

Growers deserve some better weather to complete fieldwork as crops progress, writes Richard Overthrow.

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