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.
BASF has a new product designed to directly tackle ammonia emissions from urea based fertilisers, whilst also improving plant nitrogen use efficiency and farm profitability.
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.