Full of promise

Written by cpm from CPM Magazine

Download PDF After two springs which followed extremely wet winters, crops in 2022 are looking promising coming out of a much kinder winter. CPM joins the Bayer Crop Doctor team to get a feel for likely disease pressures before fungicide programmes get underway. There’s less septoria in the Extase but more than in previous years. By Lucy de la Pasture In a world that’s currently topsy turvy, the sight of wheat plants basking in early spring sunshine and rippling in the breeze, readying themselves for an imminent switch into stem extension, is somewhat reassuring. Even so, the exact beat of the rhythm of the 2022 season isn’t yet set and that will dictate disease pressure – crops look full of promise but it’s in the hands of Mother Nature. Nearing the end of March, the Crop Doctors took their annual tour, taking in Bayer trial sites in Herefordshire and Lincolnshire and farms in Oxfordshire and Yorkshire. The aim is to get a measure of how different varieties are faring in the different regions and to establish the baseline for disease just before fungicides programmes kick off. Great Tew Estate, Oxfordshire First stop was Great Tew Estate, where Colin Woodward…
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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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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...
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