Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Cutting edge research helps maximise grass efficiency

April 12, 2017 by  
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Grassland & Muck 2017 has teamed up with Yara once again to help farmers maximise grass efficiencies with cutting edge research and technology.

Dutch research shows simple, new hope for potato virus control

April 12, 2017 by  
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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.

New Amistar approval adds extra alternaria protection

April 12, 2017 by  
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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.

Benchmarking system aims to make potatoes more competitive

April 12, 2017 by  
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Potato growers will be among those farmers to benefit from a new whole-farm benchmarking programme from the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.

Care needed to capitalise on spring barley yield potential

April 12, 2017 by  
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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.

Farmer-led, networking success at Colchester monitor farm

April 12, 2017 by  
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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.

Target manure P and K applications for best results

March 31, 2017 by  
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Farmers are being advised to target manure applications at fields with indices of two and below for phosphate and potash.

Test soil and manure to boost grass yields say experts

March 31, 2017 by  
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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.

‘Apply robust spray amounts now to avoid follow-up later’

March 31, 2017 by  
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Robust application rates to avoid follow up sprays are key to successful pre-emergence weed control in potatoes, growers are being told.

Industry must look overseas to learn lessons for potatoes

March 31, 2017 by  
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British farmers have much to learn from potato growers overseas, says Nuffield scholar Rufus Pilgrim.

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