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How drone technology  is transforming UK crop production
Drones are set to transform UK crop production – helping farmers keep a lid on costs at a time when growers are keen to optimise profitability. Although drones have been used to monitor crops for a number of years, the benefits they could bring to increased productivity, cost reduction... Read more
How to manage higher grassweed burden
Grassweeds are again a big talking point for arable growers – with some fields under significant pressure before autumn drilling. Read more
Opportunity to fix nitrogen when establishing crops
Preparation for drilling wheat and barley crops this autumn could include decisions about nitrogen efficiency – not just crop emergence and establishment. Read more
Tillage Live announces return of popular Knowledge Trail
Organisers of this month’s Tillage Live event say their Knowledge Trail will return to the show on Thursday, 14 September at Atherstone, Warwickshire. Read more

Wet weather and chopped straw provide ‘ideal haven’ for slugs

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The long, hot summer makes it easy to forget just how harsh winter can be for autumn-sown cereal crops.

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More than £3m has been awarded to encourage planting of the perennial bioenergy crop miscanthus – and help the UK meet net zero targets.

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Larger seeds result in crops with significantly higher vigour, better emergence, taller plants and stronger roots, says a study.

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Patience is a virtue when drilling rape, says Liam Wilkinson, arable development officer for Limagrain UK

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Oilseed rape seeds need to take up 40% of their own weight in moisture before germination begins. There is then a second moisture requirement to allow the seed to produce an embryonic root.

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