16th October 2023
2nd October 2023
OSR survey indicates importance of drilling practices
22nd September 2023
Theory To Field: Futureproofing fungicides
It might be desirable to imagine a world where fungicides aren’t necessary, but the fact is they’re a fundamental pillar supporting effective crop production. CPM explores the value of independent oilseed rape fungicide trials.
18th September 2023
OSR disease: A gradual migration
Traditionally, phoma stem canker has been deemed a southern oilseed rape disease and light leaf spot a northern one, but evidence suggests these diseases are migrating. CPM digs deeper to find out what’s happening.
30th August 2023
Suppressing burgeoning slug populations
21st August 2023
Nature Natters: Decisions, decisions, decisions
The past few weeks we've been going over and over our crop rotation for the year ahead. When we're doing the budget for some of our break crops, they can look challenging in making a…
20th August 2023
Oilseed rape: A place for pyrethroids?
The questions around applying pyrethroid-based insecticides aren’t new, with many feeling their use is severely limited and, in some cases, detrimental. CPM discovers whether they still have a place on farm.
19th August 2023
Leguminose: Transforming a niche
Intercropping, bi-cropping, companion cropping – call it what you like, but interest is increasing. An EU project aims to transform this from a niche to mainstream. CPM reports.
21st July 2023
Oilseed rape establishment: Changing the timeline
Establishment of oilseed rape has been pushed earlier and earlier as growers seek to overcome adult cabbage stem flea beetle, but there’s more to it than just moving the date. CPM explores the implications of…
18th July 2023
Two OSR hybrids gain national listing
28th June 2023
Maize: A-maize-ing for the soil
Maize is known for being a high-risk crop in relation to soil erosion but using cover crops and strip tilling could offer a solution. CPM speaks to a farmer who’s trialling different approaches to produce…