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