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Seed drill trials begin

Arable Last edited 26/11/18
A scientific trial has begun on Romney Marsh, to test the efficiency of three types of seed drill in the battle against black grass.

Plant teams give farmers a boost in intercropping field lab

Arable Last edited 28/11/18
Farmers have been reaping the benefits of growing two crops side by side, in an intercropping field lab with the Innovative Farmers network.

Manage soils now to prevent water pollution

Arable Last edited 22/11/18
‘Think Water’, ‘Metazachlor matters’, and ‘Get Pelletwise’ are pesticide stewardship initiatives which aim to limit contamination of drinking water with actives such as metazachlor, propyzamide, carbetamide and metaldehyde.

Farmers lead the way with organic wheat trials

Arable Last edited 16/11/18
A field lab investigating wheat varieties grown under organic conditions is giving farmers confidence in one of the first farmer-led trials in this subject.

Act early to secure spring seed supplies

Arable Last edited 13/11/18
Many popular spring seed varieties could be in tight supply this season so growers should place orders early to avoid disappointment, agronomy firm Hutchinsons says.

Proof that Omnia Precision Agronomy boosts profits

Arable Last edited 14/11/18
Results of recent trials conducted by Hutchinsons prove that the use of Omnia Precision Agronomy results in yield increases and lower costs of production.

UK onion crop down 40%

Arable Last edited 13/11/18
Weather conditions in the UK mean that onion yields have been severely affected, and the national crop is likely to be only 60% of normal, according to the British Onion Producers Association (BOPA).

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