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Defra unveils 15 Agri-Tech projects

22 July 2014

PROJECTS to improve the taste of lamb and to develop an organic pesticide are among 15 innovative pieces of research to benefit from funding under the Government’s Agri-Tech strategy.

Richard Torr

High yielding varieties for the West take centre stage at new arable event

19 July 2014

HIGH yielding cereal varieties for the western region were highlighted at the Arable Event held at Weston Park on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border.

Andrew Grayshon

Spread risk when selecting varieties

19 July 2014

ARABLE farmers in the north of England should avoid getting lured into selecting high yielding, later ripening new wheatvarieties and instead spread risk by choosing early maturing types.

Fungicide savings with later drilling

19 July 2014

TRIALS at an Agrii Focus Open Day near Marlborough, Wiltshire, highlighted the importance of selecting varieties to suit planned drilling date.

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Features and analysis

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Forward Focus: Fungicide flexibility favoured

July 11, 2014

The way septoria needs to be controlled is changing and is likely to continue to do so. We look at the flexibility of Vertisan to address the problem and many others.

Fen Peas

It’s all about teamwork in the quest for perfect peas Video

10 July 2014

The vining pea harvest is in full swing; Georgina Haigh was invited to join Fen Peas for a day, to find out how the job is done.

Will (left) and father Tony Pexton farm arable land and also run a separate pig rearing business.

Father and son partnership develops new chapter for Yorkshire farming family

5 July 2014

A father and son partnership combining complementary skills and interests has enabled a farm business to evolve and flourish. Chloe Palmer visits Watton Grange to find out why it works so well.

Latest from Cereals 2014

Cereals Event 2014

Cereals 2014: Plenty of new kit to fire visitors' imaginations Video

12 June 2014

With a focus on flexibility and versatility, many of the machines launched featured multipurpose uses and modular design. Geoff Ashcroft and James Rickard report.

Farmers Weather course

Farmers Weather: Thinking of autumn? Hurricanes and typhoons can help

11 July 2014

This week has seen hurricane season getting underway in the USA, with Hurricane Arthur affecting the eastern coast of the USA through the weekend of the July 4 celebrations.

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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

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CropTec show 2014

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

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.


Talking Arable

Iain Green

Iain Green - Talking Arable - June 2014

Just as winter crops and grassland on the light soils were starting to suffer through drought we have been blessed with enough rain to keep them green and growing well.

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Talking Agronomy

Neil Buchanan

Neil Buchanan - Talking Agronomy - June 2014

May has come round again and arable prospects continue to look encouraging. Final top dressings are being loaded onto wheat crops, oilseed rape follow up treatments for sclerotinia have gone on, SP5 forms have long been submitted, all on time and online.

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