Two independent seed specialists, one in Nottinghamshire and one in Kent, are both keen on the conventional rape variety Keeper. Mainly because it can be established at low input costs and it has been bred specifically for the UK. They explain their views.
Anti resistance strategy in potatoes
Resistance strains to the highly popular blight fungicide fluazinam developed in the UK population probably because of over use of a single active. Barrie Hunt of Gowan Crop Protection reports that there is no known resistance to Electis and there has been no shift in its status over the past 19 years of use.
Front line fungicide for carrots
Specialist agronomist Howard Hinds of Root Crop Consultancy reports on the use of a pioneering designed machine to clip carrot foliage.