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Plan nitrogen applications to get best valuer from fertiliser

The European gas market has been extremely volatile in recent months. Prices have soared with a knock-on effect on fertiliser production costs.

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Early bird survey suggests rise in winter cropping area

Favourable drilling conditions and strong prices have supported an increase in winter cropping, suggests the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.

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State-of-the-art mill will help meet growing demand  for oat products

Work has started on the construction of a brand new, cutting-edge oat processing plant in Northamptonshire.

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Maintain disease vigilance to point of carrot harvest

Carrot growers should stay on top of foliar diseases right up until harvest, says ProCam agronomist John Cairns.

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‘Mitigating risk is answer to profitable oilseed rape’

Better risk management is the only way to grow profitable oilseed rape in the face of numerous challenges, says a Northamptonshire grower.

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Consistency should drive cereal variety decisions

Cereal variety choices must strike the right balance between market suitability and business risk, says Jock Willmott.

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Last orders for key sugar beet fungicide

Sugar beet growers have less than two months to purchase enough Escolta to meet their crop protection needs for next season.

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Precision biopesticide application under way

Devising a method for the precision application of fungicides and biopesticides is being investigated in a newly-commissioned project funded by innovate UK.

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Slurry spreading rules ‘remain unworkable’

Farm leaders are continuing to highlight industry concerns after the Environment Agency confirmed a stricter approach to spreading organic manures.

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‘Ticking time-bomb’ warning for seed disease resurgence

Farmers are being reminded to test untreated farm-saved seed for diease after Bayer recorded high levels of bunt in trial plots.

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