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Survey shows control of rising wild oat populations still possible

Arable Last edited 21/12/20
Over the past few years there has been an increase in the number of wild oats popping up across UK cereal fields. As it has been over twenty years since the last wild oat survey, NIAB and off-patent crop protection manufacturer Life Scientific, came together over the summer, to offer UK growers and advisers free wild oat resistance testing.

BYDV risk remains high - be vigilant

Arable Last edited 11/12/20
Just when you would assume the potential risk from BYDV is receding, it is doing the exact opposite, warns Neil Watson, technical support manager for Hutchinsons.

Aphid and powdery mildew control to get easier

Arable Last edited 27/11/20
Trials conducted by crop production specialists Hutchinsons highlight the most effective control options for aphids in brussel sprouts and powdery mildew in kale.

‘World’s most comprehensive’ online soil health guide launched

Arable Last edited 26/11/20
An online soil guide aiming to become the world’s most comprehensive resource to help farmers improve soil health and increase the efficiency and profitability of their businesses has been launched.

Order early to secure preferred maize seed

Arable Last edited 09/11/20
Farmers planning to grow maize next year should consider placing seed orders well in advance to secure their preferred variety.

Starter fertiliser could give OSR a reprieve

Arable Last edited 23/10/20
Cabbage stem flea beetle pressure has been the final straw that has forced many growers to drop oilseed rape from their rotation, but the crop could get a reprieve on one farm thanks to the use of starter fertiliser this autumn.

Volunteer oat surge in autumn crops

Arable Last edited 23/10/20
A surge in oat volunteers is warned this year following an increase in oat acreage last season.

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