Innovation Showcase – New varieties take centre stage at CerealsLIVE


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Download PDF Though growers couldn’t enjoy a walk around the latest varieties at this year’s Cereals, the virtual take on the event meant growers could still keep up to date with the latest developments from seed houses. CPM picks out some of the key launches. It’s still all about focusing on high yields and quality. By Charlotte Cunningham In the absence of the usual physical crop plots, breeders and seed houses had to get creative at this year’s Cereals Event – including a rather impressive 360-degree field tour from KWS. However, the lack of in-the-field presence didn’t stem progression in the seed world, with plenty of new varieties in the pipeline to extend the options for cereals and oilseed growers. CPM joined some of the virtual tours and launches at the event. Senova The new kids on the block in the Senova stable are Swallow and Banquo – two candidate Group 4 winter wheats that have been bred by John Blackman of Blackman Agriculture. “Swallow is a soft Group 4 winter wheat which has excellent potential for distilling and is the best of the candidates for alcohol yield,” says John. “Drawing traits from its KWS Gator/Cougar parentage, Swallow is a…
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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...