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Troublesome wild oats return to spring crops

Growers are being advised to adopt a thorough control strategy to combat a resurgence in wild oats reported on some farms.

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More farmers are sharing weather data so they can improve decisions when it comes to crop management.

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Careful management of spring wheat pays dividends

Spring wheat is enjoying a resurgence with more growers turning to the crop after difficult sowing conditions for winter varieties and concern over spring barley margins.

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Monitor soil temperatures for nitrogen application success

Soil temperatures should be managed carefully to time fertiliser applications for best results on cereals this spring – especially in barley.

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New agronomy service for regenerative agriculture

A new agronomy service has launched for farmers adopting regenerative agriculture techniques.

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Tiller for easier cover crop incorporation

Kuhn Farm Machinery has launched a shallow soil cultivator for the breakdown and incorporation into soils of cover crops, other plant residues and organic manures.

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Roadshows give low-down on spring pulse options

Growers looking to sow pulses this spring are invited to take part in a series of seminars this month – to learn more about optimising the crop in the rotation.

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Watch out for flea beetle pressure as spring beckons

Oilseed rape growers are being warned of significant larval damage from cabbage stem flea beetle this coming spring.

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Accurate application still key to blackgrass conundrum

Two Avadex applicators supplied by Cambridgeshire-based Techneat Engineering are helping to ensure blackgrass control on a Wiltshire farm.

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Barley contract offers added security for 2021

An additional guaranteed minimum premium is being provided for the first time ever this season by the Explorer spring barley contract for British Budweiser.

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