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How drone technology  is transforming UK crop production
Drones are set to transform UK crop production – helping farmers keep a lid on costs at a time when growers are keen to optimise profitability. Although drones have been used to monitor crops for a number of years, the benefits they could bring to increased productivity, cost reduction... Read more
Knowledge hubs are ‘great opportunity for farmers’
Three specialist Knowledge Hubs at this year’s CropTec event will offer visitors a deeper dive into the arable sector’s most pertinent subjects. Farmers will be offered unique insight and understanding of water, technology and smart farming at the two-day show, which is being held at the National Agricultural Exhibition... Read more
How to meet arable challenges and maximise opportunities
Forward-thinking arable farmers can access exclusive updates and insights from industry leaders and innovators at this month’s CropTec event. Top speakers to tackle the sector’s most pressing topics have been lined up for the two-day show. It takes place on 29-30 November at the National Agricultural Exhibition Centre, Stoneleigh,... Read more
Short-term leys can mask longer term grass issues

Challenging conditions in recent years have seen an increase in sales of rapidly growing one-year leys as a quick fix to boost forage stocks – but these could mask deeper grassland problems.

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New arable products manager for RAGT Seeds

RAGT Seeds UK has appointed Jack Holgate as arable products manager to further raise the profile of the company’s combinable crops portfolio.

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Companion cropping to protect oilseed rape

More growers are establishing oilseed rape alongside a companion crop to protect vulnerable young plants.

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Late-drilled oilseed rape can still be successful

Oilseed rape can be still be drilled into September – leading to successful establishment and a decent crop, says plant breeder Limagrain UK.

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Opportunity to fix nitrogen at autumn drilling

Preparation for drilling wheat and barley crops this autumn could include decisions about nitrogen efficiency – not just crop emergence and establishment.

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Growers choose plough to ‘reset’ grassweeds

Grassweeds are again a big talking point for arable growers – with some fields under significant pressure before autumn drilling.

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Early oilseed rape drillers braced for slug pressure

The wet summer has provided good conditions for oilseed rape establishment – but growers who drilled early should prepare for high slug pressure.

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