Losing triazoles is a challenge
Oxfordshire cereal farmer Colin Woodward says that traditional cereal fungicide application timings are no longer proving effective at taking out diseases such as septoria, rust and mildew.
From Russia with love
As we enter 2015 it is worth noting that Russia has provided most of the fun in grain trading in the last year.
Industry fights to keep sprays
Farmers are being urged to protest against new European Union rules on pesticides as the industry steps up a big lobbying campaign.
Crops in good condition
I seem to start every article with the weather and in the last week I have heard long range forecasts which have predicted the wettest winter on record and the coldest winter on record – which certainly covers the extremes.
Nearly full in record time
This year the first load of oilseed rape was delivered to Weald Granary in Kent at the end of June, one calendar month earlier than last year.