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What makes a growers’ favourite OSR?

When a top-selling OSR variety isn’t even on the AHDB Recommended List, there must be other reasons why it’s so popular. CPM investigates why some OSR varieties are so hard to replace. The number of varieties gaining at least 10% of the market has declined. By Rob Jones and Lucy de la Pasture Of the 87-mainstream […]

Insiders View – Robust profile from a soft prospect

After a period of minimal competition in the Group 4 soft wheat category, there’s a new contender on the market. Charlotte Cunningham reviews Elsoms’ new variety, Bennington. Bennington has a good untreated yield which is always a positive indication. By Charlotte Cunningham Treated yield has traditionally driven growers’ choice of variety. However, uncertainty surrounding chemical […]

Cereals 2017 – Prepare for 2020 and innovate

Cereals 2017 was an opportunity for the 20,000 or so visitors who attended to prepare their businesses for Brexit, and to glimpse innovations set to pave the way. CPM gleans the political direction and gathers the advice on offer. There’s an opportunity for us to embrace technology. By Tom Allen-Stevens and Lucy de la Pasture […]

Root management – New initiative to show Root Matters

  Progressive growers spend a considerable amount of time and attention on crop growth of their wheat – inspecting leaves, counting shoots and weighing up the prospects of the ear as it emerges. But what about growth below ground? “Rooting is paramount to crop performance,” comments Cat Gray, communications lead at Syngenta. “But while pro-active […]