Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Strategic Farms give growers confidence to manage risks

April 1, 2019 by  
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Growers are improving risk management by taking part in the AHDB’s Strategic Potato Farm East programme.

Potato growers on front line of climate change

April 1, 2019 by  
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Extreme and unpredictable weather – made more frequent by climate change – is putting future supplies of British potatoes at risk, according to a new report.

Growers urged to consider all sprout suppressant options

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The latest scientific progress in post-harvest potato research and development was presented to growers and industry advisors last month.

Timing is everything for good spring crop management

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A mild winter means higher disease pressure on many crops this spring, writes Richard Overthrow.

Consistency is key for successful milling wheat

April 1, 2019 by  
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Eastern region growers from three counties celebrated success at this year’s recent AHDB Milling Wheat Conference – highlighting the importance of good links between farmers and millers to produce excellent quality bread for consumers.

Early drilled rape minimises damage from flea beetle

April 1, 2019 by  
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Growers are drilling oilseed rape increasingly early in a bid to avoid damage from cabbage stem flea beetle, confirms a study.

Herbicide reboot may be needed if spraying with hard water

March 5, 2019 by  
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Farmers destroying weed-infested stubbles or old grassland prior to planting spring crops, including maize, may need to boost glyphosate performance if farming in hard water areas.

Agency takes ‘important first step’ to mitigate lack of rain

March 5, 2019 by  
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An Environment Agency decision to extend the winter abstraction season for refilling winter storage reservoirs has been described as an important first step in helping farmers who are again suffering from lack of rain.

Better soil among top priorities for farmers

March 5, 2019 by  
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Improving soil health is among the top priorities for farmers, suggests the latest Farm Forward Barometer survey conducted by the National Farm Research Unit.

Estate builds healthier soils within an intensive rotation

March 5, 2019 by  
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A Shropshire estate is determined to show soil health can be improved within an intensive root-cropping rotation as it strives to bolster its environmental and financial sustainability.

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