AHDB Recommended List – Traits for success

Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine

Download PDF The 2022/23 AHDB Recommended List sees a whopping 37 new varieties added across wheat, barley, oilseed rape and oats. CPM attended the launch to find out more. Specialist traits are more important as growers look to adopt IPM. By Charlotte Cunningham With an industry push to adopt integrated pest management (PM) strategies on farm, specialist traits within some of this year’s recommended varieties could play a key role in helping growers do just that. That’s the view of Paul Gosling who manages the AHDB Recommended List (RL), who gave detail on the 37 new varieties added to the 2022/23 RL at the end of last month. Following a few difficult years for trials, good conditions last autumn saw the majority of trials establish well, explains Paul. “It made a nice change from recent years. Winter oilseed rape in particular suffered much less from drought and cabbage stem flea beetle than of late, which largely mirrored what was seen in the field in commercial situations. In fact, we had our best set of trials across the country since 2015. “Unfortunately, however, that has prevented us from testing a new protocol we’ve put together to measure varietal resistance to larval…
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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...