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    Sugar beet weed control – More thoughtful weed control

    Written by cpm Download PDF This spring the desmedipham co-formulations that covered a lot of the bases when it came to making weed control recommendations are no longer available, so it’s back to basics. CPM looks at the take on the situation from industry and in the field. We still have...
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    Green schemes – The agronomic sense in going green

    Written by cpm Download PDF Agrii and Hutchinsons have both launched major new initiatives designed to help growers address the challenges and opportunities coming through in new environmental policy initiatives. CPM find out what’s on offer. There’s a massive knowledge gap that exists between...
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    Bioscience insider – The imposter and the real deal

    Written by cpm Download PDF Scientists have found a natural way to trick the plants own metabolism to use and assimilate more nitrogen and fix more carbon from the atmosphere without any negative effects. CPM reveals the plant metabolite responsible and its relationship with the ‘imposter...
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    Pushing performance – Disarm the weed’s defences

    Written by cpm Download PDF Left unchecked, weeds can soon outcompete a maize crop during its early growth stages. CPM finds out how an adjuvant can complement post-emergence weed control programmes. Sorrento will help get the best out of the available herbicide chemistry. By Lucy de la Pasture...
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    Real Results Pioneers – Resilience replaces risk

    Written by cpm Download PDF Starting a new farming business in Northumberland comes with its challenges, but taking trusted advice, guided by sound on-farm trials and a commitment to the long term are reaping rewards. CPM finds out. If we can replicate that 13t/ha yield across the farm that...
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    Cereal diseases – Thoughts on the season ahead

    Written by cpm Download PDF One of the main discussion points since the loss of chlorothalonil (CTL) has been how to shape fungicide programmes without it. CPM sits around the (virtual) table to gather some views. The quickest way to break new chemistry is to use it as a fire brigade treatment...
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    Insiders View – Awesome Dawsum

    Written by cpm Download PDF Making all the right noises for recommendation this autumn, there’s a new hard feed wheat on the horizon that’s set to shake up the Group 4 market. CPM reviews KWS Dawsum. KWS has such a great history in breeding when it comes to wheats. By Charlotte Cunningham As...
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    OSR – Looking back to look forward

    Written by cpm Download PDF 2020 was an incredibly difficult year for OSR growers, which was largely blamed on cabbage stem flea beetle. However, new research indicates the causal factor may actually have been something quite different. CPM finds out more. Perhaps it could be worth persevering...
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    Drills – Decision closes in on precision

    Written by cpm Download PDF A good drill is one of the most fundamental parts of crop production, with a host of new launches adding to the high precision options for growers. CPM takes a look at the latest additions to the UK market. The system is a holistic approach to crop establishment. By...
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    Carbon farming – Focusing on the bigger picture

    Written by cpm Download PDF As agriculture moves closer to 2040, CPM takes a look at both the biggest allies and greatest challenges of the machinery sector when it comes to achieving Net Zero. I think the idea of having large, heavy, 200hp tractors going forward is limited. By Charlotte...
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    Tech Talk – Spring weed control

    Written by cpm Download PDF Robust weed control is essential when growing a profitable cereal crop. Corteva Agriscience has a range of innovative chemistry designed to fulfil the needs of UK and Irish growers and is grateful for the opportunity to sponsor this CPM Tech Talk. Flexibility is key...
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    Weed control – Groundsel leads a new weed challenge

    Written by cpm Download PDF Changing field conditions and grower practices may have shifted the spring weed spectrum. CPM gathers in-field advice and hosts a webinar to highlight best practice. Overall, we’ll see a reduction of autumn-germinating weeds, but a greater diversity of species...
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    Theory to Field – Slowing sensitivity shifts

    Written by cpm Download PDF Septoria is a bit of a shape-shifter when it comes to single-site fungicides. Minimising selection pressure and maximising control using both cultural and chemical strategies is the focus of two major AHDB projects. CPM reports their findings. It’s really difficult...
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    Seed trade legend Barry Barker dies

    Written by Tom Allen-Stevens Respected national seed business manager with Agrii, Barry Barker, has died after a battle with motor neurone disease. Tom Allen-Stevens reports. Tributes have been paid to Barry Barker, who passed away last Saturday (20 February, 2021) following complications...
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    Rollout of E10 biofuel good news for farmers and green agenda

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham E10 fuel – an eco-friendly blend of petrol and ethanol that could cut transport CO2 emissions by 750,000t/year – is set to be available by Sept 2021, with the announcement heralded as ‘good news’ for farmers. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Following a consultation...
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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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