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THREE-POINT CHECKLIST OF HEIGHTENED BYDV RISKS

A rise in aphid numbers, coupled with the start of cereal drilling, has prompted agronomy firm ProCam to compile a three-point checklist of barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) risk factors that could take on added significance as growers attempt to manage the problem without a neonicotinoid seed treatment this autumn. According to ProCam regional technical […]

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DRONE REGULATIONS EXPLAINED

Farmers are being urged to fully understand the legal implications of drone use and seek training ahead of new 2020 regulations. New regulations published on 21st June by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will require farmers to become more aware of how to deploy drones on their land. However, despite having been published, the EU […]

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GRASS BREEDING CENTENARY CONFERENCE CELEBRATES LASTING IMPACT

A conference celebrating a century of grass breeding in Aberystwyth will highlight the importance of grassland development to rural economies and will recognise continued progress as being as vital today as it was at the outset back in 1919. “Back to the Future, 100 Years of Grassland Development” will take place in the William Davies […]

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SCOTTISH GROWERS ON HEIGHTENED BYDV ALERT

High aphid numbers over the summer, coupled with short turnaround times between crops after the late Scottish harvest, and the loss of neonicotinoid insecticide seed treatment chemistry, are all set to put this autumn’s cereal crops at heightened risk of barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) infection. So says Alistair Gordon, regional technical manager in Scotland […]

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DON’T NEGLECT DELAYING DRILLING TO REDUCE BLACKGRASS – FINDINGS INDICATE YIELD IS FINE

Don’t undo previous years’ good work of delaying drilling to reduce blackgrass populations by drilling earlier this autumn, winter wheat growers are being urged. Latest findings from ProCam 4Cast, the annual ‘big data’ analysis of thousands of hectares by leading agronomy firm, ProCam, show that average winter wheat drilling date has been pushed back by […]

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CONTINENTAL CHOOSES AGRITECHNICA TO LAUNCH NEW HYBRID TYRES

Technology and tyre specialist Continental will launch a new range of advanced agricultural tyres at Agritechnica. The tyres have a unique hybrid structure featuring a new tread pattern that has been designed to maintain traction in the field whilst reducing wear on the road. A combination of very high flexion (VF) construction and a new […]

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FIVE-POINT PLAN HELPS GET BEST OUT OF SOIL-ACTING BLACKGRASS HERBICIDES

With residual, soil-acting herbicides often now representing a quarter to a half of the annual crop protection investment made in winter wheat in blackgrass situations, getting the best out of them is paramount, says North Essex and Suffolk-based ProCam agronomist, Mark Anstee. In response, he has developed a five-point plan. This could also potentially help […]

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COVER CROP CORNER: COVERING YOUR ASSETS DURING DROUGHT

Cover crops protect soil and retain water. By Brent Jones, Sales and Iowa Research Farm Manager for Grassland Oregon Benjamin Franklin was right on the money about all of us being able to count on death and taxes at some point in time, but he overlooked one other guarantee – drought. Even now, just a […]

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THREE NEW BLACK-GRASS HERBICIDES IN DEVELOPMENT

ADAMA Agricultural Solutions UK has today announced that it is developing a new range of herbicides specifically aimed at controlling black-grass in cereals crops. The new ‘Alomax’ range of herbicides will include three formulations, all of which will contain three active ingredients and three modes of action. “Black-grass remains one of the most problematic weeds […]

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BUMPER GRASS YEAR INCREASES DEMAND FOR ZERO GRAZING EQUIPMENT

Demand for zero grazing equipment is spiralling in 2019 as UK dairy farmers seek an edge to compete in a challenging milk market. Forage machinery specialist, James Seaton of JVS Machinery, says: “Farmers choosing to maximise yield through zero grazing have benefitted from excellent growing conditions in 2019, a sharp contrast to the drought of […]

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