Farmers, agronomists and other industry stakeholders are being called on to respond to a new public consultation on endocrine disruption.
Growers in the East Midlands were invited to hear more about some of the ins and outs of growing energy crop miscanthus at one of a series of open days.
The first wheat variety lines to be tested from Bayer CropScience’s recently-announced UK wheat breeding programme have been drilled at site in Cambridgeshire.
AN app has been launched by crop protection company Certis to help farmers manage slug control treatments.
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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.
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.
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.
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
Chance to subscribe to the on-line version of the BCPC crop protection reference guide – plantprotection.co.uk – and receive the Green Book 2014, worth £47.50 absolutely free of charge.
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.
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?
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.