Early drilled oilseed rape needs tailored herbicide programme

Farmers who drilled oilseed rape in July and August without applying a pre-emergence herbicide will need a tailored approach to weed control this autumn.

Potato growers at risk of ‘desiccation blind spots’

AHDB research has identified potential desiccation blind spots for potato growers, putting them at risk of virus and disease if they do not follow an integrated approach to new desiccation regimes.

Potential broad-leaved weed resistance development

Withdrawal of herbicide active ingredients is putting pressure on the remaining modes of action, warns ADAS weed specialist Dr Sarah Cook. Heather Briggs reports.

Value in varietal resistance despite drought

The importance of winter wheat variety disease resilience was evident at Bayer’s virtual Long Sutton demo, with physiological yield-benefits from fungicides also likely.

Triple-active herbicide for effective weed management

Tower – a residual herbicide containing a unique mixture of pendimethalin, diflufenican and chlorotoluron – offers arable growers easy access to a three-in-one solution which is capable of controlling a wide spectrum of weeds.

Potato growers target clean finish to season as blight pressure resurfaces

Mixed weather patterns across many regions of the UK and Ireland is leading to localised outbreaks of late blight in potatoes, according to Corteva Agriscience.

Agri-robotics start-up raises £250k for ‘revolutionary’ crop scouting system

A start-up which aims to use cutting-edge technologies to help farmers improve crop yields has raised £250,000 to launch its first product, a ‘crop scouting’ system which predicts the size and timing of harvests.

Why is land drainage so important for farmers?

JDP, the UK’s leading distributor of civils and drainage products, is offering FREE delivery on all land drain coils bought through their website from now until the 30th of September.

Surge in interest in growing hybrid rye for grain set to continue

An increase in demand for rye grain in pig feed, either as pellets, or as wet or dry meal in home ‘mill and mix’ rations has led to a recent surge in interest in growing hybrid rye according to James Maw, Managing Director of Glencore Agriculture UK Ltd.

AHDB seeks outstanding individuals in the potato industry

Nominations are now open for two prestigious awards recognising individuals who’ve made significant contributions to the UK potato industry. The Potato Industry Award is a lifetime achievement accolade, whilst the

Bionature liquid nitrogen doubles OSR root length

Independent ADAS trials show that a balanced autumn Bionature liquid fertiliser regime doubles OSR root length.

Emergency authorisation for linseed desiccant secured

The industry is in a better position to protect the quality and yield of linseed seed crops this harvest, thanks to a new emergency authorisation of a desiccant secured by AHDB.

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