Forward-thinking farmers – A complex picture

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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 adding complexity to understanding the septoria pathogen’s resistance evolution and its development in the field. It’s worth noting how quickly septoria took off after favourable weather late in the season. By Lucy de la Pasture It’s reassuring to know when you fly on a Rolls Royce powered plane, the engine performance data is continuously being ‘snapshotted’ back to technical experts on the ground. Not only has it allowed the engine manufacture to improve reliability but also develop a ‘preventative’ health programme, where potential mechanical defects are identified before they become a serious concern. The same intensive screening isn’t quite there yet with cereal disease diagnostic technology, but it’s moving in that direction, says Bayer’s Rosalind Martin. After a successful pilot in 2020, Bayer extended its Rapid Disease Detection initiative under the banner of ‘National Snapshot’. “It’s an extension of Bayer research evaluating various technologies to improve disease diagnosis and refine fungicide use and compliance which started in 2014,” she says.…
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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin

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In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the future Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes.

Through the Sustainable Farming Incentive, farmers will be paid for environmentally sustainable actions – ones that are simple to do and do not require previous agri-environment scheme experience.

We are piloting the scheme to...
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