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Remarkable recovery for oilseed rape in Suffolk

A poor start hid the true potential of conventional oilseed rape variety Aspire – which came back in time to pip other hybrid varieties for yield on a Suffolk farm.

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Event showcases options to ‘bridge payment gap’

Agronomy firm Hutchinsons is helping growers plan the best way forward as agricultural support switches from direct support to environmental payments.

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Profitable winter wheat production despite blackgrass

A Linconshire farm has raised £2m for wildlife conservation – by growing bird seed – including 40ha of sunflowers.

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Switch to fertiliser contractor frees up management time

A Cambridgeshire potato grower is improving productivity by using a contractor to deliver and apply fertiliser.

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Brighter future beckons for oilseed rape

High prices and deeper insights into cabbage stem flea beetles suggest oilseed rape is recovering after falling out of favour.

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Two wheat candidates to catch your eye in 2022

Suffolk-based Limagrain UK has two Group 4 hard wheats on the AHDB Candidate List for 2021/22. The varieties – LG Farrier and LG Typhoon – offer growers different agronomic characteristics for on-farm positioning and performance, explains Limagrain arable technical manager Ron Granger.

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New biscuit wheat has much Merit

Five new biscuit wheats mean there are eight Group 3 varieties to consider on the 2021/22 Recommended List – marking a resurgence in their popularity.

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Network aims to tackle arable carbon footprint

A new arable network is bringing farmers together to help the sector meet the industry’s target of achieving Net Zero carbon emissions by 2040.

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Virtual 360-degree cereal variety tour

Cereal growers unable to visit variety demonstration plots ahead of this autumn’s planting decisions can now take a look online.

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‘Boom and bust’ warning over septoria resistance

Scientists are analysing reports of higher than expected septoria levels affecting winter wheat varieties with the common parent Cougar.

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