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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 […]

Technical

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Plant breeding – Winning the race to stand still

Huge improvements have been made by plant breeders in the disease resistance of cereal varieties. But has fungicide chemistry helped its progress or stifled innovation? CPM assesses recent developments. It’s unrealistic to suppose that present levels of food production can be maintained just by growing varieties with the best disease resistance currently available. By Tom […]

Machinery

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Azole fungicides – Going back to the future?

They may have been with us for the past four decades, but the history of azoles is a remarkable story of innovation and success. CPM explores the surprises they may still hold in store. They are curative, durable and have very interesting properties across a wide range of pathogens. By Tom Allen-Stevens “Do you have […]

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 […]

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 […]

CPM appoints a machinery editor

Britain’s best-read journal for arable farmers*, Crop Production Magazine (CPM), has a new machinery editor. The monthly journal will also be publishing two extra issues in 2017. Jane Brooks takes on the role of machinery editor from the beginning of January 2017, in time for its February issue. She works alongside current editor Tom Allen-Stevens […]