Grassland & Muck 2017 has teamed up with Yara once again to help farmers maximise grass efficiencies with cutting edge research and technology.
The UK seed potato sector loses an estimated £18m from potato viruses annually, a cost that could be dramatically reduced by one small change to spray programmes, according to research and commercial trials conducted in the Netherlands.
A new approval for Amistar is set to better protect potato crops from blight-causing alternaria that can decimate green leaf area in the summer months.
Potato growers will be among those farmers to benefit from a new whole-farm benchmarking programme from the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.
Spring barley yield potential has increased significantly in the last ten years with breeders pushing for higher yields. But a good start for the crop remains as important as ever to maximise yields and quality.
The AHDB’s Monitor Farm programme at Colchester has drawn to a close having been a great farmer-led success, according to the attendees of the meetings.
Farmers are being advised to target manure applications at fields with indices of two and below for phosphate and potash.
Farmers could significantly boost grass yields and quality by making better use of soil and manure analysis, visitors will be told at next month’s Grassland & Muck Event.
Robust application rates to avoid follow up sprays are key to successful pre-emergence weed control in potatoes, growers are being told.
British farmers have much to learn from potato growers overseas, says Nuffield scholar Rufus Pilgrim.