Crop Doctor – Disease slows in dry April



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The cool, dry April has slowed crop growth, disease development and T1 fungicide applications. CPM joins the Crop Doctors as they get back out into the field to see how different varieties have fared at Cawood, Long Sutton, Callow and Great Tew. There’s a lot of leaf death and it’s damage that’s completely unrelated to disease. By Lucy de la Pasture As the country begins to open up after lockdown, the Crop Doctors are able to get back out into the field to assess the Bayer regional trials sites, albeit not as their usual double act. SRUC’s Prof Fiona Burnett visits Cawood in North Yorkshire and Long Sutton in Lincolnshire on 27 April, while ADAS’s Jonathan Blake reports from the Callow site in Herefordshire and the Great Tew Estate in Oxfordshire on the second day of the tour. Nowt brewing in Yorks At the end of March the Crop Doctors gave the winter wheat and barley sites at Cawood an almost clean bill of health. The prolonged dry period in April means very little has changed on the disease front but the soil is now visibly cracked, more reminiscent of June than April, and both wheat and barley are…
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AGCO reports sales increase of 43.5% compared to 2020 figures

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Written by Agriland Team from Agriland

The tractor manufacturer AGCO, which consists of brands such as Challenger, Fendt, GSI, Massey Ferguson and Valtra, reported its results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2021.

Net sales for the second quarter were approximately $2.9 billion, an increase of approximately 43.5% compared to the second quarter of 2020.


Reported net income was $3.73/share for the second quarter of 2021, and adjusted...