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Prioritise your winter wheat harvest

Prioritise your winter wheat harvest

The first cases of pre harvest sprouting in winter wheat were reported this week, according to independent adviser NIAB TAG. Unsettled weather has caused delays in harvesting, giving the seed time and ideal conditions to germinate within wheat ears, affecting both quality and price. Oakley and Viscount varieties are the first to be affected. Although […]

New research facility to be opened at Sutton Bridge Storage Event

New research facility to be opened at Sutton Bridge Storage Event

New research stores at Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research (SBCSR) will be officially opened on 2nd September by the government spokesperson for Energy and Climate Change, Lord Taylor of Holbeach and Potato Council chairman Allan Stevenson. Potato industry delegates are invited to attend seminars focusing on issues such as long-term energy savings and sustainability as […]

BEPA Pulse Market Update

BEPA Pulse Market Update

Phil Rix, President of BEPA, comments: First UK harvest indications suggest peas to be yielding normally and that winter beans too will be satisfactory, despite the drought. But concerns about spring bean yields/quality are inevitable. Summary Many agricultural commodities are rising in price on the back of lower yield predictions for 2010 harvest. The French […]

Syngenta announces extension of Cruiser OSR seed treatment to include the control of early season aphids

Syngenta announces extension of Cruiser OSR seed treatment to include the control of early season aphids

An extension of Cruiser OSR seed treatment to include early season aphid control provides an additional tool against Turnip Yellow Virus for growers this season. Syngenta Crop Protection UK Ltd has announced the extension of its Cruiser Oil seed rape seed treatment label to include the control of early season aphids in addition to the […]

Care needed with post-OSR cultivation

Care needed with post-OSR cultivation

Ongoing lack of rain will make growers choice of post-OSR cultivation techniques more important than ever, if long-term volunteer problems are to be avoided. Burying OSR seed too early can fail to break its dormancy, leaving growers to cope with sporadic volunteers for over five years, a leading independent agronomist warns. Research has shown that […]

New High Quality Grass Hybrid Makes its UK Debut

New High Quality Grass Hybrid Makes its UK Debut

At a time of growing concern amongst livestock producers about the long-term effect that grass shortages could have on livestock performance, a new drought tolerant grass hybrid is expected to have a significant impact on the grass market. Perseus, which is about to make its UK debut in grass mixtures available from leading rural specialist […]

Glass remains “half full” for Scottish malting barley grower

Glass remains “half full” for Scottish malting barley grower

Scottish malting barley grower Will Hamilton is convinced that current concerns about the future of the crop will be short-lived and that as the country comes out of recession the market for it will improve. I am a glass-half-full type of person and will be staying in malting barley for the duration. We can grow […]

New oilseed rape variety is a Cracker

New oilseed rape variety is a Cracker

Oilseed Rape growers in the north of England and in Scotland face a different growing environment to those further south, and the increasing choice of varieties suited to their conditions is a major plus for the crop. “Our new hybrid, Cracker joins the established variety Mendel to help growers in clubroot problem areas stay in […]

Opportunity for potato growers to question experts at the East of England Potato Event

Opportunity for potato growers to question experts at the East of England Potato Event

Potato growers will have the opportunity to put their questions to specialists at the East of England Potato Day to be held on September 1 at Frederick Hiam, Hill Farm, Tuddenham, Bury St Edmunds. Held in association with Branston Potatoes, Fenmarc Produce, McCain Foods and QV Foods and, this new event will be entirely field […]

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