AgVantage joins forces with RWL Services

As part of its plans to expand coverage across the country, AgVantage UK Ltd has agreed a new partnership with RWL Services Ltd, enhancing support for the Dewulf brand across the UK.

PGRO advises growers to get ready for pest monitoring

Measuring pest populations should be carried out before any decisions are made on applying insecticides, the Processors and Growers Research Organisation (PGRO) has advised growers.

Cold spell delays maize planting

Average soil temperatures are too low for drilling maize just yet warns Simon Preece, Corteva Promoter in SW England and South Wales. The recent dry weather means the land is workable but don’t be tempted to drill in the open for at least another week or two.

PGRO urges growers to fulfil yield potential through Pea and Bean YEN programmes

Pulse growers are being invited to take the next step towards growing better crops as the Pea and Bean Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) initiatives run by ADAS open for 2021.

New brassica trials to help reduce waste

New treatments are being tested by AHDB to help reduce the number of cabbages lost in storage from diseases caused by extreme wet weather – up to 50% of the harvested crop can be lost.

Four new pea and bean varieties added to Descriptive List

Spring bean varieties LG Viper, LG Sphinx and Allison have joined winter bean Norton on the PGRO’s 2021 Descriptive List.

Spring seed considerations

David Bouch, Hutchinsons National Seeds Manager, provides his thoughts on spring 2021 and recommendations for spring seed varieties.

English sparkling wine leading global innovation

English sparkling wine is fast becoming a leader on the global stage – not just for its exceptional quality and dedicated producers, but also with the industry’s thirst to drive innovation, according to Defra.

‘Revolutionary’ separator has best-selling year

2020 has been the most successful year to date for the Evolution separator, which in the past 15 years has sold in excess of 650 units to over 30 countries.

Looking ahead to spring cropping strategies for 2021

With more successful autumn drilling being completed this year compared to last, Farmers Guide asked some growers their thoughts for the spring 2021 season. Heather Briggs reports.

Is there a real market for specialist spring cropping?

With the loss of neonics sending OSR out of favour as a break crop, and more unpredictable weather leading to a dearth of winter plantings in the last couple of years, could one of the more niche spring cropping options be ready to take a prominent place in the rotation? Rachel Hicks reports.

PGRO to modernise 2020 variety data for peas and beans

The Processors and Growers Research Organisation (PGRO) will launch its first ever Descriptive List for pea and bean varieties next month.

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