Balancing a more protectant approach to disease control with fungicide resistance management was one of the themes explored at the HGCA Agronomists’ Conference in Peterborough. Martin Rickatson reports.
Euan Fraser has been appointed SAC Consulting’s senior potato consultant. He will be based in the Perth office working with clients across Scotland’s potato growing areas.
In a difficult period for potato growers, how to develop new markets was a key topic of discussion at a potato variety demonstration at Sutton Bridge Crop Research, Lincolnshire. Heather Briggs reports.
A Defra-funded project has addressed the challenges faced by maize growers to manage over-winter leaching, sediment losses, run-off and flooding risks.
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GPS control of drainage equipment is set to replace lasers, according to one drainage specialist manufacturer, giving new levels of detail, repeatability and functions. Jane Carley gets to grips with the latest technology.
It has been four years since the acquisition of Sleaford-based tillage company Simba by American firm Great Plains, but what has that meant for both parties and, more importantly, the end user? James Rickard finds out with a trip to its HQ in Kansas.
New greening rules are just one of the reasons behind a shift into spring cropping. Georgina Haigh reports.
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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Jim Bullock farms in a family partnership at Guarlford, near Malvern, Worcestershire. He is a keen proponent of conservation tillage techniques and is a founder member of the conservation agriculture group BASE-UK.
Neil Buchanan is an Agrovista agronomist based in Shropshire. He advises clients across the West Midlands, growing cereals, oilseed rape, pulses and potatoes.