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New guide to regenerative agriculture

Arable Last edited 14/01/22
A new guide that outlines the key principles of regenerative agriculture and the many benefits they can bring to modern farming systems has been released by leading agronomy company Agrovista.

Managing Nitrogen with a realistic eye on yield potential

Arable Last edited 10/01/22
With Nitrogen prices at an all-time high, it is more important than ever that growers realistically evaluate the true yield potential of their crops. Chris Hoskins, Hutchinsons Digital Farming Manager for the South, shares his views on how best to approach spring fertiliser applications to ensure a viable return on investment.

Spotlight on spring cereal cropping options

Arable Last edited 13/12/21
For those still to decide which crops and/or varieties to sow next spring, Hutchinsons technical manager Dick Neale and national seeds manager David Bouch highlight some options to consider.

Phacelia and oil radish uncovered as soil saviours

Arable Last edited 29/11/21
Growing phacelia or oil radish cover crops in vegetable rotations helps to build and stabilise soils - with a new trial revealing it could safeguard future productivity.

Look behind the Septoria headlines

Arable Last edited 23/11/21
As a result of the perfect ‘Septoria storm’ this spring, many wheat varieties have seen their Septoria resistance ratings drop.

Cover crop termination

Arable Last edited 23/11/21
The success of cover cropping is well documented to include correct species choice and establishment timing. However of equal importance is how best to terminate the cover crops.

Tips to mitigate the impact of high fertiliser prices

Arable Last edited 13/10/21
The unprecedented hike in nitrogen fertiliser prices, fuelled by surging wholesale gas markets, has left many farmers questioning how to reduce the inevitable impact this will have on 2022 crop margins.

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