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Norfolk Farming Conference

Norfolk Farming Conference speakers announced

21 October 2014

Speakers have been confirmed for the next Norfolk Farming Conference, which takes place on February 12, 2015.

Loss of pesticides could cost supply chain £2.6bn each year

21 October 2014

PROFITS from UK agriculture could decline by over a third if present policy on pesticides is not reversed, a new report has claimed.

Mild conditions raise take-all threat

18 October 2014

SOWING a second wheat crop in current conditions is equivalent to sowing it in early to mid-September in an ‘average’ season putting it at high risk of yield loss due to take-all, ADAS is advising.

Peas

Nitrogen fixing crops confirmed as greening option for Scottish arable farmers

17 October 2014

A Scottish Government announcement which makes the growing of nitrogen fixing crops (NFCs) a viable greening option for Scottish farmers has been welcomed by NFU Scotland.

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Features and analysis

John Deere drill

Metal solution to tackle grass-weeds

17 October 2014

A flexible regime combining direct sown spring crops and low cost mulch seeding in autumn is helping to control grass-weeds and boost margins on a Cambridgeshire farm. Jane Carley reports.

Biologicals show potential in integrated approach to BCN control

13 October 2014

BIOLOGICAL control of beet cyst nematode was a new concept presented at the meeting. Dr Uwe Pluschkell of Bayer CropScience and Dr Cliff Watrin of Syngenta gave an insight into their companies’ developments in biologicals.

A growing case for standardisation across Europe?

13 October 2014

WHILE beet cyst nematode is a problem faced by sugar beet growers across Europe, approaches to setting thresholds for the deployment of tolerant or resistant varieties varies considerably.

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

Neonicotinoids

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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Your CAP questions

CAP

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.

CropTecShow.com

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 columnist

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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