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    Rodent regulation tightens up

        Since October, all new stock of rodenticide products includes a ‘stewardship phrase’ on the label. CPM finds out what this means for on-farm rodent control. Rodent control may be unglamorous but it can be an essential part of everyday farming operations.   Failure to get it right can have implications for the health […]



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Last Word – A challenging year

    Perhaps it’s just a sign of getting older, but this year seems to have flown by and what a year it’s been! As we prepare to turn the page on 2016, there’s plenty to reflect on. It’s been a rollercoaster as far as the weather goes, with extremes of wet and dry. With […]

Barley coming into ear

Spring barley – Boom time for barley

Spring barley is gaining in popularity, and blackgrass is the main reason, according to a CPM/RAGT survey. But failing to meet contract spec could be putting a dent in returns. It is important for growers to pay attention to achieving the contract spec. By Tom Allen-Stevens The UK could be heading towards its biggest ever […]


A new tool to improve disease control and profitability

Fungicide planning is critically important to maximising returns from the wheat crop and a new series of courses developed for ARTIS by NIAB TAG’s Technical Director, Bill Clark, is a step forward in achieving better disease control and increased profitability. It features a unique variety/fungicide planning tool which shows how varieties respond to fungicide inputs […]