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A Kotte slurry tanker equipped with NIR manure sensing

Precision manure application offers environmental and economic benefits

31 July 2014

Precise application of slurry and AD plant biodigestate, according to pre-determined crop nutrient requirements or legal limits, is now possible using near infrared (NIR) sensor technology.


Promising start on wheat, but oilseed rape yields disappointing for some

31 July 2014

MOST growers across the UK have made some sort of start on harvest, with some now into wheat. Growers in the eastern counties in particular have made good progress during the hot, dry spell, although there are reports of oilseed rape being too dry, with moisture contents down to 4 per cent.

OSR seedlings

Challenges ahead for oilseed rape

31 July 2014

Crop protection product withdrawals mean oilseed rape faces potentially its toughest ever season. Martin Rickatson joined a round-table discussion organised by seed and agchem firm Bayer CropScience to seek answers to the questions this raises.

Scottish farmland

Scots aim for CAP greening equivalence in 2016

29 July 2014

SCOTTISH farmers will have to comply with the basic EU greening measures next year but might have more flexibility in 2016, Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has announced.

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Taking the British biscuit

29 July 2014

Whether it is a Hobnob, Digestive, Jammie Dodger or even the humble Rich Tea, Brits have a special affection for their biscuits. Now, from Copenhagen to Jeddah, others are getting a taste for our dunking delights. Cedric Porter investigates the opportunities for UK growers.

Wheat harvest

Downward pressure remains for wheat price

29 July 2014

As the UK harvest gets under way, wheat prices are facing further pressure, says Benjamin Bodart.?

BASIS NEWS: Applying BASIS in the field

28 July 2014

?If you are considering entering the agronomy industry, are advising and selling agrochemicals or simply want to increase your farm management knowledge, you will need to take the BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection. We talk to the current holder of the BASIS Barrie Orme Shield, Mark Fletcher, on what you should expect.

Latest from Cereals 2014

Cereals Event 2014

Cereals 2014: Plenty of new kit to fire visitors' imaginations Video

12 June 2014

With a focus on flexibility and versatility, many of the machines launched featured multipurpose uses and modular design. Geoff Ashcroft and James Rickard report.

Farmers Weather course

Farmers Weather: Thinking of autumn? Hurricanes and typhoons can help

11 July 2014

This week has seen hurricane season getting underway in the USA, with Hurricane Arthur affecting the eastern coast of the USA through the weekend of the July 4 celebrations.

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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?

CropTec show 2014

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

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.


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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Talking Agronomy

Darryl Shailes, Talking Roots columnist

Darryl Shailes - Talking Agronomy Roots - July/August 2014

When I last wrote in early May it was raining outside, 14degC and the question was whether we would have a bad blight epidemic in 2014. The signs were already there.

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