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    Alternative options essential after Vydate emergency authorisations rejected

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham All four Emergency Authorisations submitted by AHDB for Vydate 10G have been rejected by HSE, meaning it’s essential for growers to swiftly assess alternative methods of soil pest control this spring. Charlotte Cunningham reports. This follows the decision not to...
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    Velum Prime gains EAMU for free-living nematodes in parsnips

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham Velum Prime the liquid nematicide containing fluopyram can now be used for the control of free-living nematodes on parsnip crops after AHDB Horticulture was granted an extension of authorisation for minor use in this crop. Charlotte Cunningham reports. The news...
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    British Sugar support package will “do nothing to retain growers”, says NFU

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham British Sugar’s new ‘Beet Package Plus’ has been publicly criticised by NFU Sugar, with the board saying it will “do nothing to retain growers”. Charlotte Cunningham reports. In communications to growers, British Sugar announced a new support package – ‘Beet...
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    Account for heavy rainfall when planning N applications, warns Yara.

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham High rainfall levels in Dec and Jan may have caused issues below the surface that ought to be taken into account when planning for first applications of nitrogen, according to the latest advice from Yara. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Though crops got off to a...
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    KisanHub launches paperless passports

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham KisanHub has launched a new Paperless Load Passports feature – designed to transform how products move through the fresh produce supply chain and allow users to manage the process from their mobile devices. Charlotte Cunningham reports. According to KisanHub, the...
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    Funding scheme launched for farm innovation

    Written by Tom Allen-Stevens Defra and UKRI have announced Farming Innovation Pathways with £12 million available to fund on-farm R&D projects. Tom Allen-Stevens reports. UKRI and Defra have announced an R&D collaboration for an new funding opportunity, Farming Innovation Pathways. The...
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    Funding scheme launched for farm innovation

    Written by Tom Allen-Stevens Defra and UKRI have announced Farming Innovation Pathways with £12 million available to fund on-farm R&D projects. Tom Allen-Stevens reports. UKRI and Defra have announced an R&D collaboration for an new funding opportunity, Farming Innovation Pathways. The...
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    NFU to reach biggest virtual classroom through live lessons

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham Over 30,000 school pupils from across England and Wales have signed up to take part in the NFU’s Science Farm Live lessons during British Science Week. Charlotte Cunningham reports. In the lessons, farmers from across the country will take children through...
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    Consultations – Red Tractor responds to combinable crop concerns

    Written by Tom Allen-Stevens With a consultation underway for Red Tractor Food Assurance, concerns over its direction have risen to the surface. Many farmers understandably question why protocols appear to be tightening for home-grown produce with little requirement of the same on imports. CPM...
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    Potatoes – Understanding dynamics aids control

    Written by cpm Download PDF Nematodes and late blight are two of the big problems facing potato growers. CPM catches up on the latest research seeking to understand their dynamics and the regulatory changes that may affect agronomy decisions in 2021. The vast majority of soil nematodes are...
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    Sugar beet – Should neonics return?

    Written by cpm Download PDF The granting of an emergency authorisation for use of a neonicotinoid seed treatment in sugar beet has attracted a lot of criticism, even within the farming community. CPM tunes into the debate about whether this marks a forward or backward step for the industry. It...
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    Consultations – Your views matter

    Written by cpm Download PDF Two consultations were launched in the New Year on issues that have a significant impact on crop production. CPM brings together views on gene-editing and farm assurance. Now that we have left the EU, we are free to make coherent policy decisions based on science and...
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    RNA technology gets funding to tackle beet virus

    Written by Tom Allen-Stevens A pioneering new approach to tackling viruses in sugar beet, which could herald a major breakthrough for all plant viruses, has been awarded grant funding. Tom Allen-Stevens reports. A leading John Innes Centre researcher and colleagues have been awarded European...
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    RNA technology gets funding to tackle beet virus

    Written by Tom Allen-Stevens A pioneering new approach to tackling viruses in sugar beet, which could herald a major breakthrough for all plant viruses, has been awarded grant funding. Tom Allen-Stevens reports. A leading John Innes Centre researcher and colleagues have been awarded European...
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    Weed management – Thinking differently about weeds

    Written by cpm Download PDF You don’t have to be Einstein to know that doing the same thing and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity. Is it time to look at managing weeds in a different light? CPM reports. Use little hammers and not sledgehammers. By Lucy de la Pasture...
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    Climate Change Champions – Regenerative route to Net Zero

    Written by cpm Download PDF With productive soils that capture carbon, the Southill Estate in Beds has turned its focus to reducing N inputs. CPM visits to gauge the driving force behind the changes. We’re already carbon negative on land on which we’re also growing food. By Tom Allen-Stevens...
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    Forward-thinking farmers – Tests and tools to track and trace

    Written by cpm Download PDF Decent diagnosis of in-field issues ensures the right product is applied in the right place at the right time. CPM reports on the progressive growers and agronomists helping to refine the techniques. You can’t actually see any disease, so it’s useful to know what’s...
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    Grow the future – The productive plus of a carbon conscience

    Written by cpm Download PDF A focus on emissions and climate change won’t just help the planet, it could actually add to your productivity. CPM explores how fertiliser fares in the carbon calculations. Achieving high yields should be seen as an environmental good, rather than indicative of...
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    On-farm R&D – Field opens for agri-tech explorers

    Written by cpm Download PDF On-farm innovation is set to get the co-design treatment currently being applied to the ELM Scheme and other aspects of Defra’s dealings with agriculture. CPM finds out what’s in store and how to get involved. It’s really about putting farmers and growers into the...
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    Innovation Delve – Trials uncover secrets to success

    Written by cpm With cover crops becoming a more frequent part of rotations, Claydon Drills and Hutchinsons have been carrying out trials to assess the interaction between different stubble management techniques, establishment methods and cover crop mixes. CPM explores the findings so far. As...
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