The latest news for BASIS and FACTS-qualified farmers and advisers.
The benefits of cover crops are being explored by many growers, but careful management is needed to ensure residues do not hamper the following crop. Jane Carley gets guidance on destruction principles and looks at tools for the job.
An AHDB-funded project nearing completion has sought to understand and quantify the risk of glyphosate resistance developing in UK grass-weed populations. Andrew Blake reports.
With high costs and disappointing returns from OSR, should growers spend on seeding equipment to get the best results or go for a lower priced option? Jane Carley reports.
As crop pests and extreme weather put sugar beet under pressure, BBRO’s BeetField20 Virtually Live online events provided growers with some pointers to adapting to the changing meteorological and political climate. Alice Dyer and Marianne Curtis report.
Could taking whole fields for environmental stewardship de-risk some arable rotations, while providing returns comparable to some break crops? Mike Abram takes a look.
Slug pellet spreadability is a science in itself. But getting the right combination of applicator, pellet and spread width is important to efficacy. Marianne Curtis reports.
With oilseed rape drilling less than a month away, slugs will soon be a foremost consideration for growers once again. Arable Farming gets some advice from three experts on how to ensure hassle-free, accurate molluscicide application this autumn.
Lack of phosphate could be limiting yield potential in many wheat crops, even some of the best. Paul Spackman examines what can be done about it this autumn.
Seed treatments have fallen victim to the diminishing toolbox of active ingredients in recent years, limiting control choices for certain pests and diseases, but new treatments are emerging. Alice Dyer reports.