winter beans

Greening causes increase in pulse seed sales

19 September 2014

SEED merchants are reporting a significant increase in winter and spring bean seed sales this year, and a particular interest from growers in disease-resistant wheat varieties.

OSR slug damage

Slow-growing OSR crops vulnerable to pest attack

19 September 2014

SLUGS and flea beetles are causing widespread damage in slow-growing oilseed rape crops on heavier soils in northern England. Close monitoring will be needed to help crops through vulnerable early growth stages, growers are being advised.


Sugar producer launches campaign to combat misconceptions

18 September 2014

A NEW campaign aims to address the misconceptions about the impact of sugar on human health.