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‘Mitigating risk is answer to profitable oilseed rape’

Better risk management is the only way to grow profitable oilseed rape in the face of numerous challenges, says a Northamptonshire grower.

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Consistency should drive cereal variety decisions

Cereal variety choices must strike the right balance between market suitability and business risk, says Jock Willmott.

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Swift action called for after ‘worst year’ for wild oats

Growers across East Anglia are being urged to prioritise wild oat control this autumn following one of the worst years for infestations in recent memory.

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Promising results in quest for drought resistant beet

Sugar beet breeder SESVanderHave s reporting promising results as it strives to address the challenge of increasingly dry springs.

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‘Ticking time-bomb’ warning for seed disease resurgence

Farmers are being reminded to test untreated farm-saved seed for disease after Bayer recorded high levels of bunt in trial plots.

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Cope Seeds adds Terravesta Athena to its portfolio

Cope Seeds & Grain has linked up with miscanthus specialist Terravesta to market the rhizome hybrid crop variety Terravesta Athena.

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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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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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