Seed drill trials begin
A scientific trial has begun on Romney Marsh, to test the efficiency of three types of seed drill in the battle against black grass.
Manage soils now to prevent water pollution
‘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.
Act early to secure spring seed supplies
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.
UK onion crop down 40%
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).