Blight control strategies will have to change this season if potato growers are to combat the spread of a new aggressive, fungicide-insensitive/ resistant strain of the disease, an agronomy firm says.
Although some of the 2018 sugar beet crop is still to be drilled improving weather and ground conditions will see growers catch up quickly. Consequently, the crop will, in reality, be only a few weeks behind schedule.
Some of UK agriculture’s well-known names have come together to support a four-day charity cycle ride in July, which will cover a 260-mile route through Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, and Norfolk.
A new broad-leaved herbicide deigned to overcome the growing threat of resistant populations of poppy in UK cereal fields has been unveiled by Corteva Agriscience, the agriculture division of DowDuPont.