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Volunteer potatoes are real threat to beet crop

20 April 2014

VOLUNTEER potatoes are likely to place an increased burden on sugar beet crops this season after the mild winter allowed the survival of higher numbers of chats.

Early aphid flights expected

20 April 2014

APHID flights are set to be earlier than expected this year as a result of higher than normal temperatures in January and February.

Sugar beet

Changeable weather could prompt beet weed control rethink

19 April 2014

?SUGAR beet herbicide rates and timings may need to be revised in response to the changeable weather conditions, growers are being advised.

Seed potato sector in need of more tattie roguers

18 April 2014

A Scottish industry worth some £221 million a year depends on the work of a ‘parcel of roguers’ and it needs more.

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Features and analysis


Maize: Seedbed preparation and maize growing considerations

19 April 2014

Thoughts will soon be turning to maize planting, and the accompanying decisions about what to do about seed bed preparation, and how to achieve the best possible growth.

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Maize disease control options extended with first full fungicide approval in the UK

17 April 2014

THE increase in the acreage of maize being grown in the UK, more latterly as a result of feedstock demand from the growing number of anaerobic digestion (AD) plants, has brought with it increasing disease pressure. Teresa Rush reports.

AF April 2014 - John Lord

Making the most of GPS-based technologies through precise soil management

15 April 2014

A more precise understanding of soils and their variation across every field is vital to make the most of latest GPS-based farming technologies.

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CropTec show 2014

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

CropTec 2014

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

Andrew Robinson

Andrew Robinson - Talking Arable - April 2014

As I sit and write this, the sun is at last shining and we have now gone 48 hours without any rainfall therefore spring must be here.

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Talking Agronomy

Darryl Shailes

Darryl Shailes - Talking Agronomy - April 2014

With the land drying and thoughts turning to planting what should we be thinking about? For PCN management it’s important we get the fundamentals right.

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