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‘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.

Day degrees point to BYDV triggers

Arable Last edited 22/10/20
Early drilled crops growing quickly are now under increasing pressure of BYDV secondary spread. The calculation of 170 day degrees from emergence for the onset of spread has now elapsed for all early sown crops, and increasing as the season progresses. Syngenta Technical Manager, Dr Max Newbert, highlights some of the watch out points for growers and agronomy actions.

Beware of higher than normal BYDV risk

Arable Last edited 22/10/20
The BYDV risk is likely to be elevated this season as a consequence of several issues, says Neil Watson, technical support manager for Hutchinsons.

Professional Adviser training programme

Arable Last edited 07/10/20
The very first national Level 6 Degree agronomy training programme for the Professional Adviser Standard has been launched by leading crop production specialists, Hutchinsons.

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