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    Early drilled oilseed rape needs tailored herbicide programme

    Early drilled oilseed rape needs tailored herbicide programme Farmers who drilled oilseed rape in July and August without applying a pre-emergence herbicide will need a tailored approach to weed control this autumn. Corteva AgriscienceTM says earlier drilling is one strategy being employed on...
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    Yield-topping PT279CL is leading Clearfield variety again

    Yield-topping PT279CL is leading Clearfield variety again Pioneer’s PT279CL winter oilseed rape has proven to be the highest yielding Clearfield® variety in independent AHDB Recommended List trails for the second year running. Provisional harvest data shows that the variety has returned a...
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    Lumiposa offers oilseed rape establishment boost

    Lumiposa offers oilseed rape establishment boost As the UK’s oilseed rape growers make their winter variety choices, getting plants established as quickly as possible will be a clear objective. Every farm will have its own strategy but the goal for all will be to go into the winter with...
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    Follow the label when using Forefront T

    Follow the label when using Forefront T Farmers using Forefront T to control perennial weeds such as docks, thistles, ragwort and nettles to turn infested pasture back into productive grassland, must remember treatment comes with certain obligations. “Forefront T must only be used in fields...
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    Flexibility and peace of mind as mixed weather hits UK potato growers

    Flexibility and peace of mind as mixed weather hits UK potato growers Zorvec® is playing an important role in north-west England where ProCam County Crops Agronomist John Cairns looks after in excess of 250ha of potatoes. For one particular farmer, John says that the longevity of protection...
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    Controlling thistles in grassland

    Controlling thistles in grassland Fields filled with 10% thistles produce 10% less grass to feed to livestock says Corteva Agriscience’s weed biology specialist Dr Nicola Perry. “As early grass growth has been poor in many parts, forage supply might not meet demand coming from the cattle and...
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    Silage update: wholecrop cereal silage

    Silage update: wholecrop cereal silage The dry weather over the last couple of months has provided ideal conditions for harvesting grass silage but poor conditions for grass growth, consequently first cuts have been of good quality but a disappointing yield. We are currently looking at a...
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    Changing weather pattern puts potato growers on high alert for blight

    Changing weather pattern puts potato growers on high alert for blight Rain showers and warming temperatures have heightened the threat of potato blight with Hutton Criteria disease warnings declared across many of the UK’s key growing regions. The Blightwatch alert system, hosted by AHDB...
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    Dow Shield® 400 an essential herbicide for speciality crops

    Dow Shield® 400 an essential herbicide for speciality crops Specialist crop growers have been unfortunate in the last few years as they are denied active ingredients, either as products are revoked or as they go through re-registration and lose crops and uses. But the classic post-emergence...
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    First semi-dwarf variety to make Descriptive List could thrive in early planting slot

    First semi-dwarf variety to make Descriptive List could thrive in early planting slot The attributes of a new oilseed rape variety could make it the perfect fit for farmers who plan to switch to early drilling to improve autumn establishment. PX131 from Pioneer, the seed brand of Corteva...
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    Removing weeds in paddocks

    Removing weeds in paddocks Many horse owners simply ignore weeds growing in paddocks, letting their animals graze around them. This is not always in the horse’s or paddock’s interests says Dr Nicola Perry, weed biology specialist for Corteva Agriscience. “Weeds need controlling for many...
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    Dock control after silage cuts

    Dock control after silage cuts Spraying docks with an effective translocated herbicide two to three weeks after taking a silage cut will give very good control, as dock plants will all be the same size and have fresh healthy leaves when treated. “Spraying with a herbicide like Doxstar® Pro a...
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    Corteva Agriscience Announces 2030 Sustainability Goals to Increase Agricultural Resiliency

    Corteva Agriscience Announces 2030 Sustainability Goals to Increase Agricultural Resiliency Goals will expand sustainability efforts for farmers, the land, communities and operations Wilmington, Del., – June 1, 2020 – Corteva Agriscience announced today its 10-year commitments to advance...
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    Corteva Agriscience building new Biologicals portfolio; selects M2i for first global agreements

    Corteva Agriscience building new Biologicals portfolio; selects M2i for first global agreements Companies will jointly develop and globally commercialize pheromones for crop protection Wilmington, Del., USA and Saint Cloud, France - May 19, 2020 — Corteva Agriscience, a leading pure-play...
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    Controlling tall weeds and potato volunteers in sugar beet

    Controlling tall weeds and potato volunteers in sugar beet Sugar beet has now been planted and is starting to grow away. This year the crop is showing a wide range of growth stages from 4 to 5 leaves to emerging plants at cotyledon stage. Sugar beet remains an important crop in the UK...
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    Spray weed seedlings in new-sown leys for best control

    Spray weed seedlings in new-sown leys for best control Control of perennial weeds such as docks, thistles and buttercups is easier and much more cost-effective in new-sown leys than spraying mature, fully established weeds a year later, according to Dr Nicola Perry, weed biology specialist for...
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    The challenges of spraying grassland

    The challenges of spraying grassland David Gurney, field technical manager for Corteva Agriscience highlights the differences between spraying arable crops and grassland. Grassland represents a different spraying challenge to spraying arable crops, with travelling speed likely to be reduced...
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    Weed pressure could increase in south east following dry spell

    Weed pressure could increase in south east following dry spell A prolonged period of dry weather coupled with a significant switch to spring cropping is causing weed control programmes to change for farmers in south east England. Torrential winter rain led to a huge shift away from winter...
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    Buttercup and Dandelion

    Buttercup and Dandelion Buttercups emerge in April so this is the ideal month to target them. Often, the trigger for spraying a field of buttercups is once the farmer has noticed that the field has turned yellow as the buttercups flower. Best control of buttercups is achieved if they are...
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    Blog: Why I wouldnât be taking my foot off the pedal when it comes to potato blight

    Blog: Why I wouldnât be taking my foot off the pedal when it comes to potato blight After twice the average monthly rainfall in February, there is some irony that much of the country needed rain by the middle of April. But we should not forget how well the 2019 potato crop went in without the...
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