Precise application of slurry and AD plant biodigestate, according to pre-determined crop nutrient requirements or legal limits, is now possible using near infrared (NIR) sensor technology.
MOST growers across the UK have made some sort of start on harvest, with some now into wheat. Growers in the eastern counties in particular have made good progress during the hot, dry spell, although there are reports of oilseed rape being too dry, with moisture contents down to 4 per cent.
Crop protection product withdrawals mean oilseed rape faces potentially its toughest ever season. Martin Rickatson joined a round-table discussion organised by seed and agchem firm Bayer CropScience to seek answers to the questions this raises.
SCOTTISH farmers will have to comply with the basic EU greening measures next year but might have more flexibility in 2016, Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has announced.
Features and analysis
Whether it is a Hobnob, Digestive, Jammie Dodger or even the humble Rich Tea, Brits have a special affection for their biscuits. Now, from Copenhagen to Jeddah, others are getting a taste for our dunking delights. Cedric Porter investigates the opportunities for UK growers.
As the UK harvest gets under way, wheat prices are facing further pressure, says Benjamin Bodart.?
?If you are considering entering the agronomy industry, are advising and selling agrochemicals or simply want to increase your farm management knowledge, you will need to take the BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection. We talk to the current holder of the BASIS Barrie Orme Shield, Mark Fletcher, on what you should expect.
Latest from Cereals 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.
THE farming and crop protection sectors have joined forces to raise awareness over the threat to food production from ‘overzealous’ EU pesticide regulation.
Farmers Weather course
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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Your CAP questions
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?
CropTec show 2014
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.
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.
When I last wrote in early May it was raining outside, 14degC and the question was whether we would have a bad blight epidemic in 2014. The signs were already there.