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Counting the cost of light leaf spot epidemic

1 November 2014

Yield losses in oilseed rape as a result of light leaf spot infection are estimated to be in excess of £140 million in 2014 following the severe epidemic in crops this summer. 

Potato harvest drawing to a close

31 October 2014

More than 100,000 hectares (247,000 acres) of the GB potato crop were cleared to October 25, according to the Potato Council grower panel lifting survey.

Restored wetland at Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire is delivering more value than intensive arable land.

Delivering better returns as wetland than arable land?

31 October 2014

New research has calculated each hectare of land at a restored wetland site in Cambridgeshire is worth almost £130 per hectare (£53/acre) more per year as wetland than as arable farmland.

Good progress has been made with delayed drilling plans this week.

Good progress with autumn workload

31 October 2014

IN comparison to previous wet autumns, reasonably dry soil conditions this autumn have allowed growers to progress well with delayed drilling, stay on top of spray programmes and generally keep crops healthy, say advisers.

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Metal solution to tackle grass-weeds

17 October 2014

A flexible regime combining direct sown spring crops and low cost mulch seeding in autumn is helping to control grass-weeds and boost margins on a Cambridgeshire farm. Jane Carley reports.

Biologicals show potential in integrated approach to BCN control

13 October 2014

BIOLOGICAL control of beet cyst nematode was a new concept presented at the meeting. Dr Uwe Pluschkell of Bayer CropScience and Dr Cliff Watrin of Syngenta gave an insight into their companies’ developments in biologicals.

A growing case for standardisation across Europe?

13 October 2014

WHILE beet cyst nematode is a problem faced by sugar beet growers across Europe, approaches to setting thresholds for the deployment of tolerant or resistant varieties varies considerably.

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.

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@AgriChatUK focuses on CropTec 2014

CropTec 2014 will feature in the next AgriChatUK session on Thursday 30 October with a special focus on the costs of arable production.


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Talking Arable

Iain Green, Talking Arable columnist

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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