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Keeping quality in store

Blood, sweat and tears go into growing a quality crop but premiums can still go for a burton if storage goes awry. CPM gets advice on staying on top of pests. By Rob Jones The cost of grain rejection due to pest damage in store can reach £50/t – including loss of premium, according to […]

Life after Neonics?

With an EU proposal to widen the ban on neonicotinoids to include all non-flowering crops, the implications to growers could be severe. CPM takes a look at this looming issue, due to be debated in Brussels this month. By Rob Jones How would a world without neonicotinoids look? With the European Commission’s recent proposed ban […]

One SDHI or two?

Spoilt for choice with new SDHI options? CPM finds out factors to consider when shaping strategies this season (part 1 – see here for part 2). By Lucy de la Pasture With fungicide programmes in full swing, the burning question for agronomists is should they be applying one SDHI or two in the course of […]

Only fools rush in?

As the first sightings of pollen beetle are confirmed in oilseed rape crops, leading industry experts are urging caution when deciding whether to treat. CPM finds out more. By Lucy de la Pasture Over the past two weeks, the first oilseed rape crop flowers have been popping up in the earliest of crops, with many […]

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 […]