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A need to treat wheat like potatoes?

19 December 2014

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.

New senior potato consultant

19 December 2014

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.

Solana’s Karsten Grimm (left) and Maria Brockmann (right), with a sample of crisper Verdi.

Consumer acceptance key to a potato variety’s success

18 December 2014

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.


Project looks at benefits of cover crops before maize

18 December 2014

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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Features and analysis

GPS draining technology

Satellite technology tackles water worries

18 December 2014

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.

Great Plains

American money boosting UK firm

18 December 2014

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.

Spring beans have been popular in seed sales, as they meet both crop diversification and EFA rules.

Spring Cropping: Making the move into spring crops

12 December 2014

New greening rules are just one of the reasons behind a shift into spring cropping. Georgina Haigh reports.

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.

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Talking Arable

Jim Bullock

Jim Bullock - Talking Arable - Nov/Dec 2014

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.

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Talking Agronomy

Neil Buchanan

Neil Buchanan - Talking Agronomy - Nov/Dec 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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