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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 […]

Butterfly nets LLS resistance and yield

Resistance to light leaf spot and phoma stem canker are the key attractions of a new conventional OSR variety from KWS that has just completed its National List testing and will be available for sale this autumn. By Tom Allen-Stevens A new conventional oilseed rape variety has been launched that promises consistent high yields and […]

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, […]

New service targets hub of disease

A new Septoria Hub has been launched by Adama to give growers an insight and technical updates on the disease. CPM reviews the service and goes behind the scenes to find out what it aims to achieve.   By Tom Allen-Stevens   A new technical web-based resource has been launched that aims to offer growers […]

Manganese must be managed

It’s the commonest trace element deficiency in UK arable crops, but often goes untreated. A new concentrated product has been launched, which makes it easier and more effective to address the issue. By Tom Allen-Stevens Growers across the UK have been urged to look out for manganese deficiency and ensure crops don’t go short. “Manganese […]

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 […]

The lure of premium potential – Group 3 wheats

Higher yielding Group 3 varieties with good agronomics may be tempting growers back into the premium biscuit and export market for soft wheat. CPM sifts through the results of a recent survey. There’s nowhere else in the world that grows these soft wheats. By Tom Allen-Stevens Group 3 wheats could be set for a revival […]