Why hybrid rye is gaining ground

As featured in Arable Farming Magazine Why hybrid rye is gaining ground by Arable Farming Hybrid rye is rapidly gaining in popularity as an alternative to wheat and barley across the UK. Arable Farming reports. Hybrid rye is becoming an increasingly important part of the rotation on the 2,400 [...]

Investing in robotics for broad-acre crops

As featured in Arable Farming Magazine Investing in robotics for broad-acre crops by Arable Farming Suffolk-based Home Farm Nacton has purchased one of the UK’s first commercially-sold robot tractors, primarily for working in conventional and organic vegetable crops. Martin Rickatson saw it in action. A broad range of cropping [...]

Breeding solutions to boost OSR reliability

As featured in Arable Farming Magazine Report explores potential solution for the future of novel crop protection by CHAP COULD a Biologicals Pipeline Accelerator and Demonstrator be the conduit to improving the uptake of novel crop protection products within UK agriculture? CHAP’s Innovation Network Lead, Dr [...]

Meeting the demand for home-grown soya

As featured in Arable Farming Magazine Meeting the demand for home-grown soya by Arable Farming With growers that have dropped oilseed rape from the rotation now left with a hard-to-fill void in their break crop options, Alice Dyer takes a look at the prospects for soya. [...]

Breeding solutions to boost OSR reliability

As featured in Arable Farming Magazine Breeding solutions to boost OSR reliability by Arable Farming A trio of new varieties show innovation in breeding oilseed rape is far from being at a standstill for the crop. Arable Farming finds out more from breeder DSV. While the [...]

Sustainable stem canker resistance

As featured in Arable Farming Magazine Sustainable stem canker resistance by Arable Farming New traits coming to the market bring advances in disease resistance and nitrogen use efficiency in winter oilseed rape. A new source of resistance to phoma stem canker, labelled RlmS, will confer effective [...]

Tailor-made varieties for different environments

As featured in Arable Farming Magazine Tailor-made varieties for different environments by Arable Farming A whole genome approach is enabling one OSR breeder to develop varieties with underlying genetic strength conferred by many genes working together. Arable Farming reports. Improving the whole genetic package to deliver [...]

CSFB damage down this season

As featured in Arable Farming Magazine CSFB damage down this season by Arable Farming Results from the 2021 National Cabbage Stem Flea Beetle Management Study confirm a reduction in damage. Growers across the country sowing almost 12,000 hectares of winter oilseed rape last autumn report a [...]

Shining a light on stem health

As featured in Arable Farming Magazine Shining a light on stem health by Arable Farming Known as the ‘disease of wet winters’, incidences of cylindrosporiose, a secondary light leaf spot infection, have increased in recent years. Alice Dyer finds out more. Light leaf spot is normally [...]

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