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New insecticide approvals help combat OSR pest threat

29 September 2014

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.

RPA clarifies new CAP dual use arrangements

29 September 2014

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.

Oilseed rape growers should take heed of early aphid warnings

TuYV threat to OSR as myzus persicae takes wing

26 September 2014

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 RL yields remain above average

26 September 2014

SPRING barley yields in HGCA Recommended List (RL) trials continue to perform above average.

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Features and analysis

BASIS NEWS: Graduate diploma relaunched

29 September 2014

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.

Neonicotinoid seed treatments were a relatively simple management tool to stop population build up of TuYV virus-transmitting aphids and virus spread, according to Mark Stevens.

Base OSR spray decisions on in-field evidence

29 September 2014

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.

Time for a rethink on OSR disease control?

26 September 2014

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.

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



CPA calls for better monitoring of neonicotinoid ban

24 September 2014

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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Your CAP questions


CAP reform - Ask the Experts

Your chance to ask our panel of CAP experts anything you want to know about how the reformed policy will affect your business.

CropTec show 2014

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

UK Pesticide Guide – exclusive reader offer

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.

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.


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

Iain Green- Talking Arable - September/October 2014

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.

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Talking Agronomy

Neil Buchanan- Talking Agronomy - September/October 2014

Neil Buchanan is an Agrovista agronomist based in Shropshire. He advises clients across the West Midlands, growing cereals, oilseed rape, pulses and potatoes.

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