Insider’s view – Champion of champions

Written by cpm from CPM Magazine

Download PDF Taking the gold medal for wheat yields is a new variety from DSV that promises to deliver both in the field against disease and in filling the barn. CPM takes an in depth look at just what gave Champion its name. It’s fantastic to see a plant breeder offer a diversity of genetics and to know the agronomics will hold up. By Melanie Jenkins DSV must have known it had an absolute behemoth of a variety on its hands when it decided to call it Champion. And that’s just what the new hard Group 4 is proving itself to be, coming in at the very top of AHDB’s Recommended List for yield, at 107%. It’s garnered so much interest that Sarah Hawthorne of DSV believes there isn’t a merchant in the country who isn’t supporting it. “No other variety has performed across all sectors so confidently. We’re well known as a breeder for disease resistance, which growers will have seen in Theodore. “We breed in the West, so historically have had better septoria scores for our wheats as that area sees it before anyone in the East.” DSV breeds its varieties by first selecting for cleanliness at an…
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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...