Acker energy beet

New varieties of high dry matter energy-dense beet now available in the UK are making the crop more viable as a feedstock for anaerobic digestion (AD).

With the choice, scope and efficacy of curative fungicides coming under increasing pressure – both in terms of their effectiveness due to potential resistance, and their availability due to regulatory pressures – wheat growers should consider the application of a T1.5 treatment to ensure Leaf 2 is adequately protected from septoria.

Adama Agricultural Solutions UK Ltd ("Adama") has today announced the addition of 14 new fungicides, herbicides and insecticides to its crop protection portfolio following the approval by the European Commission for ChemChina’s buyout of Syngenta.

Setting up the plough for optimum performance is an essential prerequisite if the implement is to be effective in helping to control grass weeds such as blackgrass.

Effective ploughing - ProCam

How effective is your ploughing? That’s the question being posed by ProCam on it’s stand at LAMMA 2018, where an implement will be used by the company’s agronomists to demonstrate correct set-up and technique to achieve the most effective results.

Will Miller, ProCam

Establishing maize under biodegradable film has the potential to deliver an earlier harvest along with significantly higher yields and, in the case of most marginal maize growing areas, make the crop more consistently economically viable, according to ProCam Seeds and Traits Manager Will Miller.

Growers of autumn-sown oilseed rape can improve control of Blackgrass with an early season application of carbetamide.  That is the advice from David Roberts, Herbicide Technical Specialist for Adama who recommends hitting Blackgrass seedlings when they are small and therefore more susceptible.

Adama has announced that its unique triple-active herbicide, Tower, has had an upgrade making it suitable for use on all currently available commercial winter wheat varieties.

Adama has launched a new and unique contact herbicide for use as an early season post-emergence treatment against a range of key weed threats in oilseed rape.

John Bianchi, Managing Director ProCam UK Ltd

Benchmarking of crop performance plus use of big data to identify farming practices that deliver genuine benefits could become increasingly important as arable farms face continued grain price volatility, uncertainty over farming support and increasing technical challenges, says leading agronomy firm, ProCam.

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