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HOLD NERVE WITH BLACKGRASS INFECTED FIELDS

Continue to hold off drilling winter wheat fields where blackgrass is a worry until early October where possible, or mid-October in the worst fields, says agronomy firm ProCam. Drilling before this puts more pressure on achieving top results from in-crop herbicides, the company points out. Paul Gruber, ProCam regional technical manager, says: “A lot of […]

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ROADSHOW TO LAUNCH NEW DRONE APP

A new version of the drone-enabled crop scouting app, Skippy Scout, is being launched using a national roadshow that will offer free attendance to five localised events throughout the UK. Agricultural drone software specialists, Drone Ag, will be offering live interactive demonstrations in: Northumberland on October 16th 9:30am – 12 noon at East Lilburn Farm, […]

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ACCURACY ESSENTIAL FOR EFFECTIVE SLUG CONTROL

As part of its ongoing commitment to promoting the responsible use of crop protection chemicals ADAMA is asking growers to think carefully about how and when they apply slug pellets this autumn and to ensure all spreading equipment is properly maintained and calibrated before pellets are applied. Calibrate, calibrate, calibrate “To enable accurate pellet application, […]

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DELVING DEEPER INTO FORAGE

New forage analysis technology that will help farmers and nutritionists make better use of homegrown fodder through more accurate and reliable evaluation is now available in the UK.  Eurofins Agro UK, an agricultural materials analysis specialist, is launching a combination of laboratory testing and SCiO, a handheld device, which will enable farmers to draw on […]

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CHECK PLANTING ORDER WITH CARRIED-OVER SEED

Winter cereal growers planting seed this autumn, originally purchased for planting last autumn, should consider sowing it at the start of drilling windows so it goes into the best soil conditions. That is the message from Lee Harker, seed manager for agronomy firm ProCam, who says the majority of growers will have at least some […]

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CROP PROTECTION TECHNICAL SPECIALIST JOINS ADAMA UK

ADAMA has appointed Bill Lankford as its new Technical Specialist in the UK. Dr Lankford, who will be responsible for promoting the safe, appropriate and responsible use of ADAMA’s wide ranging portfolio of professional cereal, vegetable and pulses herbicides, joins ADAMA’s technical and marketing team from Life Scientific Ltd where he has been the company’s […]

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SPOT PHOMA EARLY TO PROTECT WOSR

The latest drone technology could give growers the edge against a major disease that causes £100m of winter oil seed rape losses each year. Skippy Scout is a phone app, developed by technology pioneers Drone Ag, that uses a drone to gather crop images. The high resolution, leaf level images can help to spot the […]

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SURVEY SEEKS SUPER RATS

Resistant ‘super rats’ are breeding in the UK and more information is needed to reduce their numbers. A new survey will compile data to establish the extent to which resistance is understood and what methods farmers are using to control rodent infestations. Research published by the University of Reading Vertebrate Pests Unit (VPU) suggests that […]

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