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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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Promising results in quest for drought resistant beet

Sugar beet breeder SESVanderHave is reporting promising
results as it strives to address the challenge of increasingly dry springs.

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A growing role for cover crops on your farm

Cover crops can smooth the transition to the Sustainable Farming Incentive, says Dick Neale.

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Fight against flea beetle gets fresh funding injection

Researchers working to combat a cabbage stem flea beetle in oilseed rape have secured a fresh injection of funds.

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New biscuit wheat has much Merit

Five new biscuit wheats mean there are eight Group 3 varieties to consider on the 2021/22 Recommended List – marking a resurgence in their popularity.

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Network aims to tackle arable carbon footprint

A new arable network is bringing farmers together to help the sector meet the industry’s target of achieving Net Zero carbon emissions by 2040.

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‘Boom and bust’ warning over septoria resistance

Scientists are analysing reports of higher than expected septoria levels affecting winter wheat varieties with the common parent Cougar.

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Decent harvest prospects as combines roll into crops

Early reports suggest decent cereal yields on many farms this harvest despite a challenging season and high disease pressure.

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