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Survey confirms high levels of TuYV infection in oilseed rape crops across the UK

Arable Last edited 16/06/17
Oilseed rape yields could be impacted this season as levels of TuYV infection are confirmed to be as high as 100% in some sites, and generally indicate high levels of infection across most of the country, according to plant breeders Limagrain UK.

Stop Chocolate spots for clean beans

Arable Last edited 16/06/17
Bean growers should be alert to risks of Chocolate spot spreading in humid weather conditions.

Sclerotinia alert in oilseed rape

Arable Last edited 31/05/17
Varied establishment of oilseed rape (OSR) crops last Autumn, is likely to have resulted in a protracted flowering period in areas across the UK, leaving crops susceptible to Sclerotinia infection.

Maize variety choices for 2017

Arable Last edited 31/05/17
Hutchinsons has seen a continued increase in the amount of maize now being grown within the UK.

Barbie weather brings Bruchid warning

Arable Last edited 31/05/17
Bean growers are being advised that hot weather forecasts will bring out Bruchid beetle this week – at a time when many crops are just starting to set pods and susceptible to egg laying that will damage bean quality and yields.

Protect tubers against slugs this season

Arable Last edited 31/05/17
With slugs estimated to cost the potato industry £56.5 million per year, growers are reminded of the benefits of managing the pest for the season ahead.

New system offers greater insight into yield potential

Arable Last edited 31/05/17
Hutchinsons believe that there is a more cost-effective and accurate way to gather green area index data.

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