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BYDV-resistant wheat to be launched

Arable Last edited 06/09/19
RAGT Seeds is to launch an elite winter wheat variety with a high level of resistance to barley yellow dwarf virus to the UK market next autumn, offering farmers an alternative to chemical control for the first time.

Combining yield data

Arable Victoria Rose Last edited 02/09/19
Regular readers of South East Farmer will have been following the progress of Total Crop Solutions’ scientific trials since the first update in December 2018.

Mixed oilseed rape yields reported as growers plan to beat the beetle

Arable Last edited 14/08/19
Oilseed rape growers have painted a mixed picture of 2019 harvest yields as drilling for next year’s crop gets underway.

Rape is still the Number 1 break crop

Arable Last edited 13/08/19
For a number of reasons, economic and agronomic, winter rape is still the Number 1 break crop.

Alert to light leaf spot risk

Arable Last edited 13/08/19
The Syngenta Brassica Alert will this season extend to include new light leaf spot spore monitoring and risk forecasting, to better help growers to target the pathogen more effectively.

Managing seed rates to push for higher yields

Arable Last edited 12/08/19
Establishment across soil types can be so variable and should consider, rotation, soil health, nutrition, establishment method and a host of other variables is the advice from agronomy company Farmacy.

Switch to Alkagrain delivers significant savings

Arable Last edited 29/07/19
Replacing bought in compound feed with Alkagrain has helped dairyman John Sandercock cut his milking herd feed costs by more than £400 a month.

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