Tuesday, August 21, 2018

How ‘big picture data’ can boost arable farm sustainability

July 31, 2018 by  
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Arable profitability can be boosted by using ‘big picture data to spot agronomic trends, provide an early warning of potential crop problems and identify beneficial management practices, says agronomy firm ProCam.

Carrot shortage expected to increase imports

July 31, 2018 by  
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Low carrot yields due to challenging weather conditions this season are set to mean the highest level of imports for decades, according to the British Carrot Growers Association.

‘Uncomplicated’ Group 4 wheat has strong market potential

July 31, 2018 by  
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New Group 4 winter wheat Elation is ticking all the key boxes as a first and second wheat for Cambridgeshire grower Michael Brown, of T Brown and Son (Covington) Limited.

Dry summer continues to dictate crop management

July 31, 2018 by  
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Exceptionally dry weather in the run-up to harvest has implications for autumn establishment, says Richard Overthrow.

Beet yield competition winners sow for success

July 31, 2018 by  
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A Norfolk sugar beet grower scooped top place in a competition to find growers who have achieved the highest percentage of their crop’s maximum potential yield.

First major review of weed management

July 31, 2018 by  
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A joint call for a review of weed management in UK cropping systems has been launched by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board and the British Beet Research Organisation.

Eastern growers complete challenging rape harvest

July 31, 2018 by  
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After the cold and wet winter and spring, searing summer temperatures have made for a challenging oilseed rape harvest – with heat, drought and difficult crop conditions revealing the ability of different varieties to cope with ‘abiotic’ stress.

Disease ratings in rape varieties undervalued

June 29, 2018 by  
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Growers are being urged to take more notice of disease ratings in oilseed rape varieties with one breeder saying they should be used more – as in wheat or barley.

Remember end market when choosing varieties

June 29, 2018 by  
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Farmers are being advised to base oilseed rape variety choices this autumn on the end market – and the challenges facing growers.

Vigour is priority for oilseed rape

June 29, 2018 by  
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Selecting oilseed rape varieties that establish quickly and outgrow pest and disease threats should be a priority this year, farmers are being told.

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