Friday, October 19, 2018

Input costs reduced by precision farming and no-till management

July 31, 2018 by  
Filed under Crops

No-till crop establishment and the latest precision farming technologies are reducing cropping costs and improving soil health for Overbury Enterprises.

Trials shine the spotlight on local varieties and agronomy

July 31, 2018 by  
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More than 100 farmers had an insight into varieties and agronomy practices suited to the Midlands when Hutchinsons recently hosted its regional technology centre open day.

Remember end market when choosing varieties

June 29, 2018 by  
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Farmers are being advised to base oilseed rape variety choices this autumn on the end market – and the challenges facing growers.

Resistant rape varieties help fight clubroot threat

June 29, 2018 by  
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Tighter rotations and wetter seasons are increasing the threat of clubroot in England, says an oilseed rape breeder. Clubroot can cause yield losses of 50% of potential – or even crop loss with severe infections.

Vigour is priority for oilseed rape

June 29, 2018 by  
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Selecting oilseed rape varieties that establish quickly and outgrow pest and disease threats should be a priority this year, farmers are being told.

Strong demand for straw forces up harvest prices

June 29, 2018 by  
Filed under Crops

High prices are prompting a closer look at whether it is better to bale and sell straw off the farm this harvest – or chop and incorporate for nutrient value.

Fingers crossed for a straightforward harvest

June 29, 2018 by  
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An unpredictable year makes cereal yields hard to forecast – even now, says Richard Overthrow.

#YourHarvest campaign highlights importance of arable sector

June 29, 2018 by  
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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  
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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  
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Grain store operators are reminded not to overlook the importance of good grain store preparation and hygiene as harvest approaches.

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