Insiders view – Insist on a barn-buster?

Written by cpm from CPM Magazine

Download PDF A new hard Group 4 offering from Syngenta looks to provide a table-topping option for those who are looking to fill their barns this autumn. CPM reviews SY Insitor. Having this inherent resistance also helps to give a little more flexibility. By Charlotte Cunningham For those looking for high output, Group 4 hard wheats have long been the go-to. And marketed with the tagline, ‘you’re going to need a bigger barn’ SY Insitor is one of the latest offerings from the Syngenta stable, which has shot straight to the top of the hard Group 4 category. Derived from a (Hereford x Oakley) x Hereford parentage, it’s perhaps no surprise that the standout feature of SY Insitor is its yield – coming in at a UK treated yield of 104% and showing particularly superior performance in the North at 105%. SY Insitor was added to the RL in autumn 2019 and has remained the leading hard Group 4 variety, says Matt Bull, seeds technical expert at Syngenta. “We believe that SY Insitor offers a real step-up in yield, while maintaining excellent grain quality.” “That said, we know decisions are becoming based on a number of factors, other than just…
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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...