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Increasing OSR yields to reduce production costs

21 November 2014

INCREASED yields are key to growing a profitable oilseed rape crop as they help reduce production costs. This was the message from Oxfordshire farmer James Price, who is hosting on-farm trials for the ‘3x3 Driving OSR Forward’ initiative.

The aim is to delay drilling until a really good chit of black-grass is achieved and sprayed off, says Zantra’s Chris Bean.

Do not give black-grass a chance to recover

21 November 2014

THE next two weeks are ‘crunch time’ in the battle to control black-grass in this year’s wheat crop.

BASIS to establish UAV training course

21 November 2014

A BASIS qualification is set to be introduced in 2015 for farmers and agronomists who wanted to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) the Drones for Farming conference was told.

Light leaf spot

Forecast shows increased light leaf spot risk in OSR

20 November 2014

The light leaf spot (LLS) disease infection risk for the 2014/15 season is high in all regions of the UK, according to the latest forecast.

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Features and analysis

new store

Dual-purpose store for potatoes and petals

24 November 2014

When the time came for investment in a new store at Lynn South Farm, Newport, Shropshire, the decision was made to construct an innovative dual-purpose building to meet the needs of two very different farm enterprises. Georgina Haigh went along to find out more.

There is a danger of machinery overcapacity on farms, says Will Gemmill, head of agriculture at Strutt and Parker.

Look carefully at costs – but do not compromise yields

18 November 2014

As news of favourable crop conditions across the world has come in, growers have seen prices slide to levels not seen for four or five years. But unfortunately costs of production have not headed south at such a rate.

Kuhn power harrow combination drill

Combination drill eases seeding workload for East Lothian arable farm

14 November 2014

With variable soil types, an unpredictable local climate and testing topography, successfully drilling crops on time is one of farm manager Gary Sands’ biggest headaches. Farmers Guardian reports.

Black-grass Toolkit

Black-grass toolkit is a sponsored series, supported by Agrii, Bayer, Du Pont, Tillso and Arable Farming.

Black-grass Toolkit 2014

Black-grass toolkit - A through-the-year approach to tackling black-grass


NFU calls for review of damaging effects of neonicotinoid ban

6 October 2014

THE NFU has called on policymakers to urgently review the evidence showing the ‘damaging effects’ of the EU suspension of neonicotinoid seed treatments.

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CropTec show 2014

New technical event aims to help farmers develop profitable and sustainable farming.

CropTec 2014 gearing up to be another great event

Following on from last year’s successful launch, arable technical event CropTec returns to the East of England Showground, Peterborough on Wednesday and Thursday of this week (November 19-20).

New grain e-bulletin

Want to know what's going on in the volatile grain market? Try our new grain e-bulletin

Do you know how global factors affect the UK grain price and what you as a business need to do to mitigate future price movement?

Talking Arable

Jim Bullock

Jim Bullock - Talking Arable - Nov/Dec 2014

Jim Bullock farms in a family partnership at Guarlford, near Malvern, Worcestershire. He is a keen proponent of conservation tillage techniques and is a founder member of the conservation agriculture group BASE-UK.

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Talking Agronomy

Neil Buchanan

Neil Buchanan - Talking Agronomy - Nov/Dec 2014

Neil Buchanan is an Agrovista agronomist based in Shropshire. He advises clients across the West Midlands, growing cereals, oilseed rape, pulses and potatoes.

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