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COVER CROP CORNER: USING BERSEEM CLOVER TO IMPROVE ALFALFA PRODUCTION

Increase hay quality through the synergistic relationship between berseem clover and alfalfa. By Don Baune, Co-Founder GO SEED For alfalfa producers needing to renovate fields suffering from winterkill or looking to increase the quality and yield of this season’s hay crop, improved cover crop varieties are a viable solution. Take berseem clover, for example. The […]

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RESTRICTED ROOTS SET TO PUT WHEAT ON THE BACK FOOT

Restricted growth of vital moisture and nutrient-absorbing roots could cause serious setbacks in winter wheat crops this season, unless steps are taken to remedy the problem, says ProCam regional technical manager, Nigel Scott. But while limited root growth is no surprise in late-planted fields, because crops have had less time to grow, rooting problems are […]

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SPRING CROPPING AND CEREAL DISEASE ADVICE PORTAL GOES LIVE

Following the unmitigated wash-out of Autumn 2019 and the elevated importance of spring sown crops this year, ADAMA Agricultural Solutions UK has launched its latest online crop protection portal to help growers tackle the twin challenges of cereal disease control and how to manage the increased area of spring plantings. Containing a wealth of information […]

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DRONE’S EYE VIEW WITHOUT EYE WATERING COSTS

Hundreds of excited farmers and agronomists who have been on a waiting list will soon be the first to use a new crop monitoring app. Skippy Scout, the mobile phone app developed by Drone Ag uses artificial intelligence to offer guidance on crop health, pests and weed control. Following its launch, and gold innovation award […]

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COVER CROP CORNER: SETTING AND ACHIEVING YOUR COVER CROP GOALS

Successful cover cropping requires planning and setting realistic expectations. By Brent Jones, Sales and Iowa Research Farm Manager for GO SEED Cover crops can be used to benefit multiple aspects of your operation. However, in order to see notable improvement, specific areas you want to progress must be outlined so that a plan of action […]

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TOP TIPS WHEN ‘OVER-YEARING’ WINTER SEED

Cereal growers having to carry over unused winter cereal seed from this season’s washout winter into next season must take adequate steps to protect its viability, says ProCam seed manager, Lee Harker. If not, then losses could occur during storage, he says, and its germination in autumn 2020 could suffer, leading to potential yield reductions […]

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ADAMA AND SYNGENTA TO CONTINUE TO OPERATE INDEPENDENTLY OF EACH OTHER FOLLOWING THE CREATION OF A NEW HOLDING COMPANY

Following the January 5 announcement by ChemChina and Sinochem that they are consolidating their agricultural businesses into a new holding company which will be called the Syngenta Group Co., ADAMA has today confirmed that it is entirely business as usual in the UK and that it, and sister company, Syngenta, will continue to trade completely […]

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NEW DRONE TECHNOLOGY REVOLUTIONISES CROP WALKING

New easy to use drone technology that will help farmers to walk crops more efficiently will be available from creators Drone Ag in March 2020.  Skippy Scout is a crop monitoring application (app) that uses drones to automatically capture images which are analysed by ground-breaking artificial intelligence (AI) to offer arable farmers vital broad acre […]

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COVER CROP CORNER: FOUR WAYS COVER CROPS PROTECT NATURAL RESOURCES

Integrating cover crops can improve soil and water quality By Risa Demasi, Co-Founder GO SEED As we look back through the last 12 months, it is safe to say 2019 was a trying time for most agricultural producers. From unprecedented flooding during critical planting periods leading to delays in fall harvest to the brutal winter […]

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FOLPET: THE ESSENTIAL MULTI-SITE FUNGICIDE FOR FUTURE-PROOFING CEREAL DISEASE CONTROL

With mounting resistance to single-site SDHI, azole and strobilurin chemistries making the effective control of wheat and barley diseases increasingly difficult to achieve, a multi-site fungicide must be included in crop protection programmes – not just to ensure crops are adequately protected, but also to prolong the effective lifetime of at-risk single-site products. That is […]

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CROP SCOUTING APP WINS LAMMA FUTURE INNOVATION AWARD

A new mobile phone app that uses images taken by drones to help farmers walk crops faster has been awarded gold in the LAMMA Innovation Awards. Skippy Scout uses drone photography and artificial intelligence software to analyse crops at leaf level and offer vital broad acre crop insight. Developed by pioneering start-up software developers Drone […]

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CONTINENTAL LAUNCH NEW AGRICULTURAL TYRE APP AT LAMMA

Continental has launched ‘Agriculture TyreTech’, a new mobile app to help farmers use tyres more efficiently. The pressure and load calculator in the app checks the tyre pressure and the load of the vehicle and makes a recommendation to the operator based on the tyres fitted to the vehicle. Using a database of all available […]

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