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Sugar beet lifting

2014/15 sugar beet campaign off to steady start

17 September 2014

GROWERS have made a measured start to the 2014/15 sugar beet campaign after British Sugar announced early opening dates for its factories.

Final RL winter barley results confirm higher than average yield trend

16 September 2014

WITH the final of the winter barley Recommended List (RL) harvest results now in, the higher than average yield trend has been confirmed.

Winter wheat yields over five-year average

16 September 2014

WINTER wheat yields from the 2014 HGCA Recommended List (RL) trials are high and averaging above the five year average at 11.48t/ha (4.65t/acre) says HGCA.

Biogas kit

Top tips as maize harvest draws closer

16 September 2014

AGRONOMIST Phil Campion of Agrovista provides agronomy services to growers in Lancashire, Cheshire and North Wales. He gives his top tips to help growers determine when maize is ready to cut as harvest draws closer.

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Lancashire beer brewed from Lancashire barley

15 September 2014

A PROJECT to ensure ales brewed in Lancashire are made from the best Lancashire malt has benefited a group of five farmers in the North West.

The aim is to delay drilling until a really good chit of black-grass is achieved and sprayed off, says Zantra’s Chris Bean.

Black-grass: Planning key to tackling black-grass issues

15 September 2014

Why were black-grass numbers so high this year and what can be done going forward? These were the questions tackled by experts at a briefing organised by BASF and Dow AgroSciences. Georgina Haigh reports.

Ploughing land black-grass

Black-grass: Making every per cent control worthwhile

12 September 2014

When it comes to black-grass control, every percentage counts we are told. But why? Is it really worth adding another pre-emergence herbicide or delaying drilling to get an extra stale seedbed in?

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


Pyrethroid resistance widespread across the UK

16 September 2014

Resistance to pyrethroids in UK populations of cabbage stem flea beetle is widespread according to the latest screening results from HGCA.

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New grain e-bulletin

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Talking Arable

Andrew Robinson

Andrew Robinson – Talking Arable - July/August 2014

This year’s Cereals, for us, was a complete success, using the western entrance and arriving at the car park at 7am, we proceeded to the entrance within 10 minutes and had absolutely no problems leaving, unlike the 90 minutes crawl out the car park we spent at last year’s event.

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