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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, […]

New marketing manager for Nufarm UK and Ireland

Stefanie Hingley has been appointed marketing manager for Nufarm UK and Ireland with immediate effect. Stefanie is moving from Plant Impact Ltd, based at Rothamsted and which researches ways of increasing yield and quality in crops using crop enhancement chemistry.   “We are very pleased to welcome Stefanie to the team. She brings a wealth […]

It’s Not Too Late to Boost Protein Levels in Your Milling Wheat

Recent weather is, once again, giving some farmers cause for concern.  The good weather that the UK has been experiencing of late is giving farmers, especially those in the South and East of the country, only 10% of the rainfall they expected in March and April.  If normal levels of rain do fall during late […]

UK farmers could lead the world in innovation

UK farms could become the test bed for agricultural innovations that will lead the world into a new Green Revolution and potentially eliminate the growing global problems of malnutrition, extreme hunger and extreme poverty.   Following Brexit, a policy approach to farming and science that’s properly regulated, closely aligned with the EU, but free to […]

Survey response brings a high flyer

Congratulations to farm manager Mark Turner from Skirlaugh in East Yorks, who’s the lucky winner of a state-of-the-art DJI Mavic pro drone for taking part in the CPM/BASF/Dekalb survey.   He responded to the survey and completed the tie-breaker question with the reply deemed best by the judging panel. “Excellent establishment along with excellent agronomic […]

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. […]

Vantage: Berthoud’s new trailed sprayer wins ‘Sprayer of the Year’ award at SIMA, Paris

Berthoud’s new VANTAGE is a high spec, trailed sprayer that stands out from the crowd and has won the prestigious ‘Sprayer of the Year’ award at SIMA, Paris. The VANTAGE has all the fundamentals of the brand: ACTIFLEX II axle suspension, DUALMATIC operation and its motorized version DUALELEC, as well as the BERTHOUD boom range.  […]