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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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.
With oilseed rape crops emerging, Farmers Guardian and Bayer CropScience convened the second in an OSR roundtable discussion series to assess autumn disease control priorities.
These are challenging times for oilseed rape growers, who this season face a much reduced price and a growing list of potential agronomy pitfalls. Arable Farming asks the experts for their disease control advice for the season ahead.
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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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.
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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.
Neil Buchanan is an Agrovista agronomist based in Shropshire. He advises clients across the West Midlands, growing cereals, oilseed rape, pulses and potatoes.