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Tech Talk – Duelling with the polymorph

Septoria is the primary target disease for the UK’s wheat growers. In this feature, Professor Fiona Burnett from SRUC explains the latest in understanding this complex and evolving disease, including an update on the latest research into fungicide resistance, epidemiology and control. Duelling with the polymorph Septoria continues to put up a good fight, constantly […]

Real Results Pioneers – Keeping trials on the right track

Lincs grower Keith Challen has spent the past four years developing a controlled traffic farming system across his heavy, fertile soils. CPM visits to find out how he’s applying the same meticulous approach to on-farm trials. I know what my farm needs and will investigate it thoroughly. By Tom Allen-Stevens Even the name of this […]

Tech Talk – Beating the yellow peril

Yellow rust re-wrote the resistance ratings last season, proving an unexpected headache in several varieties. CPM seeks expert advice on an evolving problem. The main challenge for growers is that the yellow rust population is still changing. By Lucy de la Pasture Almost every Reflection grower had a wake-up call last season when yellow rust […]

Exclusive offer to join the inner circle

Places have been reserved exclusively for CPM readers among the 50 growers joining BASF’s Real Results Circle. Those who take part in on-farm trials will receive free BASF product, as well as independent advice and crop performance reports. CPM readers have been actively encouraged to join a new UK-wide network of on-farm trials, and put […]

Plant breeding – Winning the race to stand still

Huge improvements have been made by plant breeders in the disease resistance of cereal varieties. But has fungicide chemistry helped its progress or stifled innovation? CPM assesses recent developments. It’s unrealistic to suppose that present levels of food production can be maintained just by growing varieties with the best disease resistance currently available. By Tom […]