Tuesday, December 11, 2018

New varieties added to 2019 forage maize lists

October 1, 2018 by  
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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  
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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.

Harvest results: first spring barley yields published

October 1, 2018 by  
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The first Harvest Results from the 2018 AHDB Recommended Lists spring barley trials were published last month.

Brexit poses major challenge for UK millers and maltsters

October 1, 2018 by  
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The milling wheat and malting barley sectors face major challenges after the UK leaves the European Union, warns a study by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.

Five-point plan offers guidance for delaying autumn wheat drilling

October 1, 2018 by  
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Growers are being advised to consider delaying drilling winter wheat as long as possible this autumn – especially on land prone to blackgrass.

Kielder oilseed rape shows worth in first year

October 1, 2018 by  
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Winter oilseed rape variety Kielder has proved its worth in its first year since arriving on the AHDB recommended list, says Spalding-based breeder Elsoms Seeds.

Monitor crops and treat well this autumn

October 1, 2018 by  
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Emerging crops need special care as the dry summer continues to impact on growers, writes Richard Overthrow.

Beet growers offered one-year contract for 2019/2020

October 1, 2018 by  
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Sugar beet growers were promised the option of sharing more risk and reward as they were offered a one year contract price of £19.07/t with no crown tare deduction for 2019/2020 – equivalent to £20.42/t compared to previous contracts.

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.

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