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    One SDHI or two?

    Spoilt for choice with new SDHI options? CPM finds out factors to consider when shaping strategies this season (part 1). By Lucy de la Pasture With fungicide programmes in full swing, the burning question for agronomists is should they be applying one SDHI or two in the course of the programme. The call from researchers […]


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Nutrition special – A new world of cereal production

Tailoring all nutrient inputs closer to crop uptake can bring better results from today’s high-yielding cereal crops, according to CF Fertiliser. CPM summarises the theory and recent trials work that substantiates it. By Rob Jones Cereal production is evolving and optimum fertiliser use isn’t necessarily keeping pace. That’s the message from CF agronomist Alli Grundy […]


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On Farm Opinion – A step-up on spec

  When it came to replacing their self-propelled sprayer, bigger, better and rather familiar proved the only choice for a Warwicks family business. CPM reports. For us going with a RoGator again was the only choice. By Jane Brooks The Heath family have farmed on the heavy clay soils of Warwicks since 1944, trading as […]

Last Word – Mighty oaks from acorns grow

Looking back on the content of this issue, there’s a theme running through the technical and roots sections. Small adjustments can make large differences when it comes to marketable yield and profitability. It’s all about that well used phrase ‘attention to detail’.   To this effect, YEN is a brilliant initiative. For a very modest […]

Challenge the norm

Logic dictates that high-yielding crops require a different approach to nutrition to reach their optimum performance. In this Nutrition Special, CPM explores with CF Fertilisers recent trial work and on-farm experience that’s helping to build understanding. By Tom Allen-Stevens There’s been something of a step change in arable crops over recent years. Led by an […]

Zypar unveiled to UK growers by Dow AgroSciences

Dow AgroSciences has today unveiled a brand new cereal herbicide which will deliver UK growers unparalleled control of key broad-leaved weeds in both the autumn and spring. Zypar is a co-formulation of Dow’s longstanding active florasulam – used in Spitfire – and Arylex Active which was introduced to the market in Pixxaro EC last year. […]