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    Blight actives feel the strain

    Late blight pressure and a flurry of activity from blight scouts gives an early indication that new blight strain 37_A2 is on the rise. CPM reports. By Lucy de la Pasture For the first time, blight genotyping has been carried out in ‘real time’ this season by David Cooke at James Hutton Institute (JHI). The […]


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Tractors – Poised for a power shift

Tractor manufacturers have been busy sprucing up their ranges, with some enticing offerings set to go on show next month. CPM takes a look at what’s new. This is not just a paint job. By David Jones Size, horsepower, technology and control. Four of the key considerations influencing buyers of new tractors. And all to […]

Talking tilth – Is Innovation new?

There’s one word that seems to be cropping up time and time again, and increasingly so as Brexit approaches: Innovation. Quite rightly so – it’s the very oxygen of progress. As Britain’s farmers are cast into a competitive world without the mantle of EU protectionism, it’ll be their ability to innovate that will determine whether […]

All systems go for delayed seedbeds

Better weather provides ample opportunity to get cereals drilled, and there are some key management aspects to ensure good grassweed control is achieved. By Tom Allen-Stevens Improved field conditions across much of the UK provide an excellent opportunity for grassweed control, growers have been advised. The pre-emergence timing for herbicides provides the best opportunity for […]

Growers advised to crimp unevenly ripened cereals

Some spring cereals in parts of the UK are ripening so unevenly this year that many growers are expected to face problems with their harvest or storage. Farmers in this situation are faced with the option of waiting for the entire crop to reach the dry grain stage by which time harvest may be late, […]

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