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    CPM appoints new arable technical journalist

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine CPM is thrilled to announce the appointment of Melanie Jenkins as a staff arable technical journalist, commencing on 18th November. “Mel’s appointment is excellent news for CPM, bringing award-winning writing skills, media experience and a deep...
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    Soil Health Initiative guides launched to help farmers manage their soil

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine The UK Soil Health Initiative (UKSHi) has produced a series of guides for farmers and growers seeking advice on soil health and husbandry. Launched last week on a World Earthworm Day, the guides focus on the key practical points farmers can do...
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    RABI publishes Big Farming Survey results

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine RABI’s Big Farming Survey results have revealed that despite the farming community facing significant mental and physical health challenges, more than 50% remain optimistic about the future of their farm businesses. The results, which are based...
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    PGRO set to launch Descriptive List 2022 this month

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine The Processors and Growers Research Organisation (PGRO) has announced it will launch the 2022 Descriptive List for combining peas, winter and spring beans on 24 November. PGRO’s work showcases variety trials from the 2021 growing season and...
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    Bayer’s 2021-22 SpotCheck initiative opens

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Bayer’s SpotCheck initiative has opened for the 2021-22 growing season with a new, simplified sample pack request process. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Oilseed rape growers and agronomists can request a sample pack direct from Bayer’s website...
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    New offerings from Claas

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Claas has announced a number of new features on the Jaguar forager range ahead of the 2022 season, as well as a new 4.2m mounted mower – the Disco 4400 Contour. Charlotte Cunningham reports. The forage harvesters of the Jaguar 900 model series...
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    Polyhalite fertiliser gets organic approval

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Polyhalite multi-nutrient fertilisers produced at ICL’s Boulby mine have been approved for usage in organic farming. Charlotte Cunningham reports. The certification from the Control Union organisation confirms that both the Polysulphate Standard...
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    Tractors – Endless options

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Download PDF A myriad of new tractors has hit the market this year – so what are the options available for UK growers looking for something new? CPM explores the latest launches. These new developments are the result of our strategy to be more...
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    Tillage Live – Talking tillage

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Download PDF Tillage-Live returned to its Gloucestershire home this year, following a COVID-related postponement in 2020. CPM was there. Continued development has helped it to continue to fit the requirements of modern farming. By Charlotte...
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    Theory to Field – Vegetable GIN solutions

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF While the problems facing growers may make it tempting to reach for the gin, plant breeders are finding that GINs are actually providing the answers. CPM takes the top off VeGIN and gets a taster of what’s inside. Being involved also helps us to...
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    Adjuvants survey – Understanding adjuvants

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Download PDF Mike Thornton As growers look to squeeze every bit of activity out of herbicides, the popularity of adjuvants has increased. CPM takes a look at some of the key principles behind the spray enhancer and speaks to experts to get an...
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    Potato seed – Brexit impacts seed supplies

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF A ban on both importing and exporting seed potatoes between the EU and Great Britain is impacting availability of some key varieties and could potentially effect innovation in the longer term. CPM takes a look at the situation and what it means for...
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    Real Results Pioneers – Soil focus eases blackgrass burden

    Written by Tom Allen-Stevens from CPM Magazine Download PDF Years of experience following regenerative agriculture principles have earned Kent grower Tom Sewell the accolade of Soil Farmer of the Year. CPM visits to find out how soil management interacts with blackgrass control. Everything has...
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    OSR herbicides – Changing perspective on blackgrass control

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Could blackgrass in oilseed rape be managed differently to reduce the losses of propyzamide to water? Some work being conducted by Stephen Moss on behalf of water companies seems to suggest it’s possible. CPM finds out more. The majority of...
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    On Farm Opinion – A place for the plough

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF With a seismic shift towards reduced soil movement, is there still a place for the plough in the arable rotation? CPM finds out why this is the case for one Essex grower. It makes our system so much more flexible. By Rob Jones In an era where...
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    Maize trials – Trialing a route to better maize

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF The Hutchinsons maize trials in Cumbria are shedding new light on how to maximise the productivity of crops in more marginal maize-growing areas. CPM takes a look at the latest trials. Undersowing research is definitely still work in progress. By...
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    Machinery masterclass – Grimme CleanLoader

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Grimme’s CleanLoader is claimed to be a jack of all trades – it cleans, it sorts, and it loads. But does it live up to its reputation? CPM visits one in Norfolk to get an insight into what the kit does, and to see if it’s worth the investment...
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    Forage harvesters – Go forth and forage

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Grass and forage crops continue to gain popularity among arable farmers for their soil enhancing, weed suppressing and biodiversity encouraging properties, with many now using the cut as a fuel for anaerobic digesters. CPM looks at the latest trends...
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    Digital direction – Another level of accuracy

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Download PDF With carbon calculators flooding the market of late, Hutchinsons has developed a new tool within its Omnia platform which incorporates multi-layers of data to provide what is claimed to be a highly efficient way of calculating the...
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    Sustainable farming – Investing in green

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Creating value from a change to more sustainable farming practices is something many are considering. Could understanding the Environmental, Social and Governance pressure on the supply chain – and how it may impact markets – help identify...
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