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Why hybrid rye has increasing role for Sentry farming

Responsible for Sentry-managed farms throughout East Anglia and south-east England, John Barrett says hybrid rye suits much of the company’s land and rotations.

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Drainage plan boosts yields and reduces blackgrass

An Essex farm manager says he has successfully increased yields, reduced inputs and tackled blackgrass after implementing a strict drainage plan.

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Hybrid barley could strike chord on heavy land

A new hybrid winter feed barley – which mixes high yields with good grain quality – could hold particular appeal for growers on heavier land, says its breeder.

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Cereal diseases surge as warmer weather hits

Agronomists are reporting a late-season disease surge in cereal crops after warmer weather after another wet May.

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How aphid monitoring keeps growers on top of BYDV

Farmer-led aphid monitoring could help reduce the use of insecticides to tackle barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) in cereals.

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Follow safety guidelines when hand-roguing beet
Growers and gangmasters are being reminded to ensure they stick to safety guidelines protecting workers who pull bolters and weed beet from sugar beet crops. Bayer introduced worker safety guidelines following applications of its sugar beet sprays in 2018. Although voluntary, the advice is seen as an important way... Read more
Pheromones deployed in war against midges and weevil

Growers will be able to use insect pheromones to combat midges and weevils in legumes such as peas and beans.

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Global investment needed to tackle major wheat losses

Urgent investment in new research is needed to help prevent huge yield losses from the world’s wheat crops, say scientists.

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Finance agreement set to boost miscanthus crops

A new finance package aims to encourage more farmers to grow the green energy crop miscanthus – by covering virtually all establishment costs.

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Ruling paves way for gene-edited crops
Farmers and consumers stand to benefit after scientists concluded that gene-editing techniques could make food production more sustainable, say plant breeders. The long-awaited European Commission study into the regulatory status of Novel Genomic Techniques (NGT) paves the way for gene-edited crop varieties to be grown in the UK and... Read more