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    Only fools rush in?

    As the first sightings of pollen beetle are confirmed in oilseed rape crops, leading industry experts are urging caution when deciding whether to treat. CPM finds out more. By Lucy de la Pasture Over the past two weeks, the first oilseed rape crop flowers have been popping up in the earliest of crops, with many […]


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On Farm Opinion – It’s all about the tilth

The past few years have seen a complete change of policy at Park Style Farm in Derbyshire as the plough has given way to strip-tillage. CPM reports. Over the years with the Claydon, the soil’s been getting easier and more open. By Jane Brooks It’s some years since the Holmes family ventured into strip-till territory, […]

Spring barley – New barley hits the right note?

With a 10% yield improvement on Concerto and even better quality, LG Opera may get top billing from maltsters. CPM reports. By Tom Allen-Stevens A strong domestic demand for malt along with promising new varieties and a steadily expanding UK area are set to keep spring barley prospects buoyant well into the post-Brexit era, according […]

Sugar beet weeds – Tips for beet newbies

Sugar beet has been adopted as a blackgrass solution by a Suffolk grower after a long absence from growing the crop. CPM asks guidance for newcomers from an established grower and agronomist. With sugar beet you’re not a grower, you’re a driller. By Lucy de la Pasture and Rob Jones Some 42 years after the […]

NL scores add weight to candidate prospects

There’s a new contender for the Group 4 winter wheat market that looks set to shake up the already-strong choice available. New information on RGT Gravity is now available, and breeder RAGT is advising growers to book early. By Tom Allen-Stevens If pre-launch chatter is anything to go by, expect big things of RGT Gravity, […]

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. […]