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Ambitious research identifies shrunken GHG footprint of UK arable products

Ambitious research identifies shrunken GHG footprint of UK arable products

The results of a major UK research project on ‘Minimising Nitrous Oxide (MIN-NO) have been announced today showing emissions due to nitrogen fertiliser use on UK arable land, to be less than half the level previously estimated. Roger Sylvester-Bradley, MIN-NO Project Lead and Head of Crop Performance, ADAS UK, said: “This research is the most […]

Dow AgroSciences reveals plans to launch new cereal fungicide

Dow AgroSciences reveals plans to launch new cereal fungicide

Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company revealed more details today about its plans to launch an innovative new fungicide to control key diseases in cereal crops. Inatreq™ (pronounced “INNA-trek”) active, a product derived from naturally occurring material with outstanding performance, represents a new market opportunity for Dow AgroSciences, with […]

What’s happening to the oilseeds market?

What’s happening to the oilseeds market?

After another year of relatively low rapeseed prices, AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Grain Market Outlook Conference this October will explore in detail what’s in store for the oilseeds markets. Dr Julian McGill, Head of Special Projects at LMC International, will analyse the outlook for the oilseeds market for farmers, agronomists, traders and industry specialists at […]

Neonicotinoid emergency use application approved

Neonicotinoid emergency use application approved

The NFU has secured the emergency use of neonicotinoid seed treatments providing much needed protection from the pest cabbage stem flea beetle for five per cent of the oilseed rape crop in England amounting to around 30,000ha. The products which farmers will be able to have access to are Modesto (Bayer) and Cruiser OSR (Syngenta). […]

Cereals and oilseeds area for harvest 2015 down 2%

Cereals and oilseeds area for harvest 2015 down 2%

The total area of cereals and oilseeds for harvest 2015 in Great Britain is estimated at 3.72Mha, down 2% from 2014, according to the annual AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Planting and Variety survey. Anna Lockwood, AHDB Market Analyst, said: “A lower area planted to oilseed rape and the major cereals this year reflects evolving cropping […]

Detailed soil information for Africa now available

Detailed soil information for Africa now available

Zoom in on an African village, and see whether the soil is clayey or sandy, or how much nutrients or organic carbon it contains. This is now possible since ISRIC and partners have launched detailed freely accessible soil property maps for Africa. The maps, that can be explored in Google Earth, contain predictions of more […]

Azotic Technologies honour Professor Edward Cocking

Azotic Technologies honour Professor Edward Cocking

Azotic Technologies, the developer and producer of natural Nitrogen-fixation for increased agronomic benefit, has honoured Professor Edward Cocking by naming its laboratories in BioCity, Nottingham after him (Ted Cocking Laboratories). The unveiling of the nameplate took place at BioCity on 5th June 2015 in front of many distinguished guests, with Sir John Beddington, the former […]

Ukraine & Russia Crop Tour results reported

Ukraine & Russia Crop Tour results reported

At the end of March the Crop Tour travelled across Ukraine and Russia to objectively record the condition and yield potential of overwintered crops as spring growth recommenced. The route covered 4,893km and took in the north, western and central regions of Ukraine and central, southern and western regions of western Russia. The team used […]

Response to EU public consultation on endocrine disruptors

Response to EU public consultation on endocrine disruptors

The European Commission has just concluded a public consultation to gather the views of stakeholders on setting detailed criteria for determining what substances will be considered as endocrine disruptors. The input received during the consultation will be used as part of an impact assessment to evaluate different policy options. “As one of many important stakeholders […]

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