UKCPVS – the cereal disease detective

As featured in Arable Farming Magazine UKCPVS - the cereal disease detective by Arable Farming Magazine June 2022 issue In 1967, after an unexpected outbreak of yellow rust hit the previously resistant wheat Rothwell Perdix, the UK Cereal Pathogen Virulence Survey (UKCPVS) was set up to help plant breeders [...]

FACTS assessments to focus on efficiency

As featured in Arable Farming Magazine FACTS assessments to focus on efficiency by Arable Farming Magazine June 2022 issue Paying attention to nitrogen use efficiency has become increasingly important as the farming industry looks to address both its economic and environmental challenges. Nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) will [...]

Moving forward with agroecology

As featured in Arable Farming Magazine Moving forward with agroecology by Arable Farming Magazine June 2022 issue Hutchinsons’ new Helix farm in Newport, Shropshire, is the first to focus solely on the principles and practices of agroecology. Following a recent and difficult decision to exit the pig [...]

Keeping control of carbon trading

As featured in Arable Farming Magazine Keeping control of carbon trading by Arable Farming A group of six soil-centric farmers have formed a business which gives fellow land managers more control over external investment in their carbon and biodiversity. Do you sometimes feel like other people appear [...]

How the lists are adapting to challenges

As featured in Arable Farming Magazine How the lists are adapting to challenges by Arable Farming Magazine OSR May 2021 issue Alice Dyer reports on some of the approaches AHDB and plant breeders are taking to future-proof oilseed rape varieties. Although the number of oilseed rape varieties [...]

Investing in a hybrid future

As featured in Arable Farming Magazine Investing in a hybrid future by Arable Farming Magazine OSR May 2021 issue A new KWS OSR development programme headed up in the UK by breeder Pei-Chen Wu will make sharing genetic material from around Europe easier and accelerate trait development. [...]

New gene to safeguard phoma resistance

As featured in Arable Farming Magazine New gene to safeguard phoma resistance by Arable Farming Magazine OSR May 2021 issue The Rlm7 phoma resistance gene is present in close to three-quarters of oilseed rape varieties on the AHDB Recommended List, but with signs that its efficacy is starting to [...]

HOLL rapeseed adding value for Norfolk business

As featured in Arable Farming Magazine HOLL rapeseed adding value for Norfolk business by Arable Farming Magazine OSR May 2021 issue HOLL oilseed rape has been a part of the Ross family’s north Norfolk arable rotation at Canister Hall Farm near Walsingham for the past 16 years. [...]

Going for gold – how to grow an award-winning OSR crop

As featured in Arable Farming Magazine Going for gold - how to grow an award-winning OSR crop by Arable Farming Magazine OSR May 2021 issue Lincolnshire grower Mark Stubbs has won a YEN award for his oilseed rape for the past three seasons. Averaging yields of four [...]

Volunteer with BASIS

As featured in Arable Farming Magazine Volunteer with BASIS by Arable Farming Magazine May issue The search is on for volunteer examiners for BASIS’ crop protection courses. Examinations conducted by experienced members of the BASIS Professional Register ensure trainees have gained both knowledge and an understanding of [...]

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