Research briefing – The proof is in the pudding

Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine

Download PDF Data from the latest trials from Valagro has shown a statistically significant increase in yield where its biostimulant product, YieldOn, was used. CPM explores the findings. YieldOn is quite unique in how it works. By Charlotte Cunningham In a world where it’s possible for cars to drive themselves, or to control your household electricity through voice activation, it seems slightly unfair that growers don’t benefit in the same way when it comes to being able to flick a switch to boost yields. And though a yield-building app might be a bit too far off to envisage, what growers do have access to is an enriched plant-based biostimulant which has proven quite literally to turn up the yield potential at the business-end of the season. Biostimulants have been causing quite a stir – positively and negatively – for some time now and as the market and demand for such products has progressed, offerings from manufacturers have gone from ‘snake oil’ to more proven, science-backed solutions. But as the ability of these products have grown so has the hunger for data to substantiate manufacturer claims. And this is exactly what Valagro has aimed to demonstrate in its latest set of…
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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...