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OSR survey – Autumn route to diminish disease

Oilseed rape is a notoriously difficult crop to perfect, with some of the key issues highlighted in a study carried out by Dupont and CPM. But a well rounded fungicide programme can be a useful tool. Growers really need to mix and match chemistry to tackle disease resistance. By Charlotte Cunningham Undeniably, the past few […]


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On Farm Opinion – Catering for a broad range of crops

Worcs-based Harper Farming chose a Pöttinger Aerosem drill to manage its move across a broader range of vegetable and salad crops. CPM visits to find out how the first season has progressed. The longer we looked at it, the more we came to the conclusion that it was a very well thought-out job. By David […]

PCN – SPot the PCN

Last month AHDB Potatoes held an open afternoon at its Strategic potato farm (SPot) in Shrops. CPM finds out how researchers are working to help a commercial potato farm with a huge PCN problem. At the J3 juvenile stage, the nematode becomes either a male or female. By Lucy de la Pasture SPot farm West […]

Talking tilth – How robust is your plan?

If there’s one thing that haunts me, it’s that I’ll leave the land in a worse condition than I found it, and it’ll be blackgrass that’ll be the cause of my failure. It’s bad enough that I may be inflicting this on future generations of my own family. But now the Government seems to be […]

Poor spraying loses 80% pre-em efficacy

Keep the boom low, travel slow and apply pre-em herbicides with plenty of water, say Syngenta’s spray-application team. CPM catches up with research that shows the incredible difference it makes on blackgrass. By Tom Allen-Stevens Growers could be losing up to 80% efficacy of their pre-emergence blackgrass herbicides purely because they’ve been applied incorrectly. Research […]

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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