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New insecticide approvals help combat OSR pest threat

29 September 2014

SEVERAL new insecticide approvals for control of cabbage stem flea beetle and turnip yellows virus aphid vector myzus persicae in oilseed rape have been granted by Defra following the ban on use of neonicotinoid seed treatments.

RPA clarifies new CAP dual use arrangements

29 September 2014

FARMERS and landowners in England with Environmental Stewardship agreements will be able to maintain their existing dual use arrangements in 2015, the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has confirmed.

Oilseed rape growers should take heed of early aphid warnings

TuYV threat to OSR as myzus persicae takes wing

26 September 2014

Aphids that are the primary transmitters of turnip yellows virus (TuYV) to oilseed rape plants are being caught in traps in all key arable growing areas, says Syngenta.

Spring barley RL yields remain above average

26 September 2014

SPRING barley yields in HGCA Recommended List (RL) trials continue to perform above average.

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Features and analysis

Russ McKenzie and Dick Neale

New measure helps drain away black-grass pressure

2 October 2014

For Cambridgeshire grower Russ McKenzie managing black-grass is one of his priorities when it comes to planning cropping on the 750 hectares he farms from a base at Old Weston near Huntingdon.

Black-grass control: New thinking in practice

2 October 2014

With herbicides no longer providing a complete black-grass control solution, Teresa Rush caught up with two growers to find out how they are taking a new approach to tackling this most challenging of weeds with cover crops and soil management.

BASIS NEWS: Graduate diploma relaunched

29 September 2014

Agronomists, farmers and company representatives will be able to achieve a qualification equivalent to the final-year of an Honours degree, after BASIS and Harper Adams University relaunch the graduate diploma in agronomy with environmental management.

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



CPA calls for better monitoring of neonicotinoid ban

24 September 2014

THE head of the Crop Protection Association (CPA) has called for better monitoring of the impacts of the neonicotinoid ban on oilseed rape production.

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Your CAP questions


CAP reform - Ask the Experts

Your chance to ask our panel of CAP experts anything you want to know about how the reformed policy will affect your business.

CropTec show 2014

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

UK Pesticide Guide – exclusive reader offer

Chance to subscribe to the on-line version of the BCPC crop protection reference guide – plantprotection.co.uk – and receive the Green Book 2014, worth £47.50 absolutely free of charge.

Croptec 2014 supported by MAUK

CropTec 2014 tickets available now

AFTER a successful launch last year, tickets for CropTec 2014 are now available. This year’s event will be held at the East of England Showground on November 19 and 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

Iain Green- Talking Arable - September/October 2014

Iain Green farms in partnership with his parents Jimmy and Nan Green at Garmouth, Morayshire. He is currently president of the council of the British Simmental Cattle Society and is a past president of the Royal Northern Agricultural Society.

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Talking Agronomy

Darryl Shailes- Talking Agronomy Roots - September/October 2014

Darryl Shailes is root crop technical manager for Hutchinsons, with a nationwide remit. He has been working in potato agronomy for more than 20 years.

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