Insider View – Bairstow, howzat?

Written by cpm from CPM Magazine

Download PDF Whoever at RAGT is a fan of cricket, they seem determined to pull together a winning team. Soft Group 4 variety RGT Bairstow looks to be a winner and CPM has front row tickets to see how it performs. Bairstow’s going to be one that will compete with its better-known Group 4 contemporaries. By Melanie Jenkins Joining the ranks at RAGT is RGT Bairstow, which has bowled its way to the top of the soft Group 4s on AHDB’s Recommended List (RL) and, like its cricketer counterpart, RAGT is likely hoping it can achieve notable success. A consistently high yielder across all regions, with a strong all-round disease package – including OWBM resistance – and very high alcohol yields, Bairstow is suited to a wide range of growing systems, according to RAGT breeder, David Schafer. The latest RL has seen two new soft Group 4s added this year, both coming from RAGT, says the firm’s Tom Dummett. “Previously we had RGT Saki – which is still a very useful variety – but Bairstow and RGT Stokes are the next generation on. “Bairstow’s yield hardly deviates from its own yield mean,” he explains. “It goes from 102% to 104%…
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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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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...