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OSR slug damage

Slow-growing OSR crops vulnerable to pest attack

19 September 2014

SLUGS and flea beetles are causing widespread damage in slow-growing oilseed rape crops on heavier soils in northern England. Close monitoring will be needed to help crops through vulnerable early growth stages, growers are being advised.

winter beans

Greening causes increase in pulse seed sales

19 September 2014

SEED merchants are reporting a significant increase in winter and spring bean seed sales this year, and a particular interest from growers in disease-resistant wheat varieties.

Pyrethroid resistance in cabbage stem flea beetle widespread

18 September 2014

RESISTANCE to pyrethroids in UK populations of cabbage stem flea beetle (CSFB) is widespread, according to the latest screening results from HGCA,

Best practice guide for crop feedstocks launched

18 September 2014

A BEST practice guide for crop feedstocks in anaerobic digestion (AD) has been published by the Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association (ADBA).

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Lancashire beer brewed from Lancashire barley

15 September 2014

A PROJECT to ensure ales brewed in Lancashire are made from the best Lancashire malt has benefited a group of five farmers in the North West.

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

Black-grass: Planning key to tackling black-grass issues

15 September 2014

Why were black-grass numbers so high this year and what can be done going forward? These were the questions tackled by experts at a briefing organised by BASF and Dow AgroSciences. Georgina Haigh reports.

Ploughing land black-grass

Black-grass: Making every per cent control worthwhile

12 September 2014

When it comes to black-grass control, every percentage counts we are told. But why? Is it really worth adding another pre-emergence herbicide or delaying drilling to get an extra stale seedbed in?

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

Neonicotinoids

Pyrethroid resistance in cabbage stem flea beetle widespread

18 September 2014

RESISTANCE to pyrethroids in UK populations of cabbage stem flea beetle (CSFB) is widespread, according to the latest screening results from HGCA,

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Talking Arable

Andrew Robinson

Andrew Robinson – Talking Arable - July/August 2014

This year’s Cereals, for us, was a complete success, using the western entrance and arriving at the car park at 7am, we proceeded to the entrance within 10 minutes and had absolutely no problems leaving, unlike the 90 minutes crawl out the car park we spent at last year’s event.

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