Maximise the benefit of patch spraying for grass weed control

Spraying out badly infested areas of the crop is now a common tactic for controlling problem weeds such as black-grass and rye-grass in late spring. But sacrificing total yield for weed control means it is essential to do the job effectively.

Is formulation a factor in yellow rust severity?

Agronomist reports last season on the difficulties of controlling yellow rust was put down to a combination of late drilling, winter weather and changes to the pathogen. But research suggests that fungicide choice might have been a factor.

Growers encouraged to complete the planting and variety survey

The AHDB Planting and Variety Survey is to provide the earliest view of Great Britain’s planted area for the upcoming harvest.

New web-based service reveals UK locations of yellow rust

A new web-based service to help UK wheat growers and agronomists stay a step ahead of unpredictable yellow rust outbreaks is being launched by Syngenta.

Working towards durable pest and disease resistance

Erosion of resistance genes is a major concern, and with a declining plant protection toolbox, scientists, breeders, agronomists and farmers are working together to try to catch a moving target. Farmers Guide spoke to an agronomist, a breeder and a researcher to find out what is being done to help the industry – Heather Briggs reports.

Nail yellow rust early this season

Yellow rust levels are currently high across the country with infections set to rise over the next few weeks, meaning that growers should be prepared and ready to protect crops from this potentially devastating disease.

Cereals moves date to welcome more visitors

The Cereals Event has moved to 30th June – 1st July to accommodate the maximum number of visitors and exhibitors following the Government’s announcement of its lockdown exit strategy.

E10 biofuel rollout “good news for farmers”

NFU welcomes news that eco-friendly fuel will be available by this autumn, providing a boost to UK wheat and sugar sectors, whilst helping to deliver the government’s green agenda.

Grain drying, handling and storage solutions for all budgets

A closer look at Perry of Oakley Ltd’s product range, which promises to fit all capacities and budgets.

“Barn Owl Wireless eased my grain store management considerably”

Thirty per cent of yearly food waste on UK farms is cereals, with a value of £26m for wheat alone, according to data collected by the charity WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme). Agri-tech innovator Martin Lishman Ltd believes that there is huge potential to reduce the amount of waste on farm simply by promoting best storage practice.

Secure your grain store

Farmers invest large amounts of capital, time and effort into producing and harvesting their crop. The storage of the grain post-harvest is a crucial part of that dedicated process.

Cereals offers early bird tickets for free

Cereals 2021 is offering free early bird tickets for visitors who register before the end of March, enabling people to finally look forward to a physical event.

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