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    Forward-thinking farmers – A complex picture

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Zymoseptoria tritici has always been a challenging pathogen to control, partly because of its latent phase but also because of its shape-shifting ability to evade fungicide modes of action. CPM explores how molecular chemistry is both clarifying and...
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    Glyphosate again I am not sure what to make of this piece, does it have any merit or is based on nothing? I like most use it but worry there may be more downsides than we've been made aware of...
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    Less dither, more do

    Less dither, more do Written by Flavian Obiero talks about his family's move from Kenya to the UK when he was 15, settling in to life in a new country, how he got into farming, being a black man in an industry not exactly known for it's diversity, and what we can all do to help in that...
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    Learning to use a handbrake

    Learning to use a handbrake Written by A farmer who lives in London? What?! Tom Clarke's no ordinary thinker. Listen as we talk about about how he went from being a successful management consultant to taking over the family farm in Cambridgeshire after losing his father, with zero farming...
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    Sugar beet – Forewarned is forearmed

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF The season will dictate whether cercospora will be added to the list of woes troubling sugar beet growers. But if it does, what can we learn from Europe where the disease has been prevalent for much longer? CPM finds out. Adopt practices that...
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    Stubble management – Looking beyond backgrass

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Cultivation planning and weed control strategies inevitably get linked together, but with much weed advice really being about blackgrass control, how can farmers adjust their strategy for other grassweeds? CPM investigates. Moisture conservation is...
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    What's Liz up to today?

    What's Liz up to today? Written by Over 182 podcast interviews, and this is the first to make me cry. Liz Hoggarth is a wonderful person, who's dealt with a hell of a lot. Listen as we talk about just how devastating mental health issues can really be to entire families and communities...
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    OSR establishment – Cultural controls edge out pyrethroids

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Farmers are ditching insecticides in favour of more integrated approached to control the damage caused by cabbage stem flea beetle, that’s one of the key findings in the second national study of CSFB management carried out by Bayer this spring. CPM...
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    Roll with it

    Roll with it Written by Llyr Jones talks about taking over the family farm at 19, the huge range of different enterprises he has on the farm, including sheep and cattle, renewable energy production, free range laying hens, and rape seed oil production, his many wider industry roles, and how...
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    You won’t believe this

    My mate runs a beef and sheep farm. One of his neighbours has glamping pods which border my friends farm. Yesterday morning he gets a very irate couple in his yard going mad that his cows have been having s*x in front of their children. Apparently they’d gone mad at the glamping pod site owner...
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    Explosion in Germany

    Bayer chem plant apparently...... not sure what it might mean for ag chems.
  12. Farm Business RSS

    Fruit Focus returns to Kent this summer

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Fruit Focus 2021, the premier event for the fruit industry, will open its doors to physical visitors on 21 July 2021 with no restrictions. “We have been monitoring the exit strategy after Boris Johnson’s announcement on 22 February to end lockdown...
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    Bayer launches carbon initiative

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Bayer has announced the European launch of its global Carbon Initiative. Five farmers from the UK and more than twenty others from across Europe will be working with Bayer to investigate how to decarbonise the food value chain. The initiative brings...
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    Are these two grasses the same?

    I assume the top pic is Soft Brome? Is the second pic the same?
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    Selling carbon credits

    @Clive can you tell us some more about it? How does it work?
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    Sugar beet workers reminded of safety guidelines

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham Sugar beet workers are being reminded of safety protocols ahead of the peak season, in line with Bayer’s stewardship guidelines. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Stewardship guidelines aimed at protecting workers hand-pulling bolters and weed beet from sugar beet...
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    SpotCheck 2020-21 results demonstrate prevalence of light leaf spot across UK

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham The majority of oilseed rape-growing counties across the UK recorded positive results for light leaf spot disease in leaf samples sent to Bayer’s SpotCheck service from October 2020 to March 2021. Charlotte Cunningham reports. The wet conditions in the autumn and...
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    Arable Weed Week is live!

    Arable Weed Week to shine a light on the future of sustainable weed management Through a series of live events, discussion and debate, Arable Weed Week will showcase the latest thinking and best practice on weed management in the context of the changing political and environmental agenda...
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    Spraying fungicide and side effects

    Hi all, We're moving onto a small acre of land with a house in the middle, surrounded by fields. Cabbage and wheat I think. Please excuse my uneducated stance and questions but I'm struggling to get info from the local famers. Lived in the area for 17 years but this new house is just outside...
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    Crop Doctor – Septoria low at T2

    Written by cpm As flag leaves begin to emerge across the country, Crop Doctor travels from west to east to assess disease progression or the lack of it. CPM joins the experts to explore the implications of the cool, wet May on fungicide programmes. The potential ‘googly’ this season may be...