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Aiming for a clear advantage

The UK area of herbicide-tolerant Clearfield oilseed rape doubled to 30,000ha last year, with further increases predicted. CPM explores how to get the best from the system. Clearfield OSR is a brilliant tool in the armoury on difficult areas of the farm where weed pressure has got too high. By Paul Spackman New varieties and […]

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 […]

Oilseed rape – Challenging times for OSR?

The arable landscape in which oilseed rape sits has shifted on many UK farms, but growers remain committed to the crop, according to a recent CPM survey carried out with BASF and Dekalb. Winter OSR seems certain to remain popular wherever it can be grown with sufficient reliability. By Rob Jones Despite last season’s disappointing […]

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 […]