Friday, October 19, 2018

New varieties added to 2019 forage maize lists

October 1, 2018 by  
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Eight new varieties have been added to the Forage Maize Descriptive List by the British Society of Plant Breeder’s 2019 Forage Maize Descriptive Lists – seven first-choice varieties alongside one new second-choice.

Prepare for expected influx of rodents this autumn

October 1, 2018 by  
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An influx of rodents is expected this autumn after the hot, dry summer encouraged an extended breeding period and a high number of surviving offspring.

Harvest results: first spring barley yields published

October 1, 2018 by  
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The first Harvest Results from the 2018 AHDB Recommended Lists spring barley trials were published last month.

Insurance warning as crop values rise after hot summer

October 1, 2018 by  
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Farmers are being warned that they are running the risk of being underinsured, after the sustained hot summer sparked a hike in crop values.

Brexit poses major challenge for UK millers and maltsters

October 1, 2018 by  
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The milling wheat and malting barley sectors face major challenges after the UK leaves the European Union, warns a study by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.

How to make the most of residual herbicides

October 1, 2018 by  
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Grassweed control in wheat can be markedly improved by better use of residual sprays this autumn – and not just by using extra flufenacet or more complicated herbicide stacks or sequences.

Five-point plan offers guidance for delaying autumn wheat drilling

October 1, 2018 by  
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Growers are being advised to consider delaying drilling winter wheat as long as possible this autumn – especially on land prone to blackgrass.

Little respite from flea beetle this autumn

October 1, 2018 by  
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Flea beetle has again dominated sleep patterns for oilseed rape growers, writes Richard Overthrow.

Mild autumn conditions heighten BYDV threat

October 1, 2018 by  
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Mild weather and early emergence of winter cereals may mean aphid populations establish quickly this autumn – posing a threat of barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) infection.

Effective irrigation vital for high-value crops

September 3, 2018 by  
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Securing adequate supplies of water has become increasingly important for David Hoyles, who manages three fenland farms.

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