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.
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 herbicide rates and timings may need to be revised in response to the changeable weather conditions, growers are being advised.
A Scottish industry worth some £221 million a year depends on the work of a ‘parcel of roguers’ and it needs more.
Features and analysis
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.