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KWS Irina could find markets in both the UK and continental Europe, if it gains full Institute of Brewing and Distilling approval in both regions.

High yielding spring malting variety offers export potential

12 January 2015

Spring malting barley variety KWS Irina joined the 2014/15 HGCA Recommended List in the top spot for yield. Georgina Haigh attended the new variety’s commercial launch.

At 12 years old, Mid Pilmore at the James Hutton Institute is the UK’s oldest contemporary soil tillage trial. It is being used in the HGCA research project to investigate how zero-till, shallow non-inversion, ploughing, compaction and deep ploughing affe

Soil health concerns highlighted in wide-ranging research

12 January 2015

Soil health is the focus of several research projects in which HGCA is involved.

Modern times require fresh thinking when it comes to growing spring barley, according to Agrii’s head of agronomy Colin Lloyd.

Putting the spring back into barley

12 January 2015

It is time for a new approach to spring barley growing, says a leading agronomist. Drill it on light land as early in the year as possible; apply 100 units N/acre, all by early stem extension; and aim not to exceed 1.65% nitrogen in the grain.

CropTec show 2014

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

iPad becomes variable rate controller with new app

A new app from precision farming business Soyl will allow operators to use variable rate application technology on an iPad from the tractor cab.

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


NFU calls for review of damaging effects of neonicotinoid ban

6 October 2014

THE NFU has called on policymakers to urgently review the evidence showing the ‘damaging effects’ of the EU suspension of neonicotinoid seed treatments.

More neonicotinoids news

Arable Farming on Twitter

New formulation of rodent control

30 January 2015

?Moving away from traditional baiting techniques, Bayer has developed a unique formulation for rodent control, which was launched to farmers at Lamma 2015.

More on Lamma 2015

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?

Talking Arable

Andrew Robinson

Andrew Robinson - Talking Arable - January 2015

Andrew Robinson is farms manager at Heathcote Farms, Bedfordshire. He is a former winner of the nabim/HGCA Milling Wheat Challenge.?

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Talking Agronomy

Sam Patchett

Sam Patchett - Talking Agronomy - January 2015

Sam Patchett is an Agrii agronomist based in Yorkshire. He provides agronomy, crop nutrition and seed services to clients growing cereals, oilseed rape, maize and fodder beet across West and South Yorkshire and also helps run Agrii’s Brotherton R&D site near Selby?.

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Talking Policy

Mike Hambly - Talking Policy - January 2015

22 December 2014

Mike Hambly farms in a family farming partnership near Callington in south east Cornwall. He is currently the chair of the NFU Combinable Crops Board and is the first Cornishman to hold the position.