Driving home from the first winter meeting at the Truro Monitor Farm (), I had the chance to reflect on group discussions about the assessment of soil health. A twitter comment from @perkinseleanor,
[caption id="attachment_105" align="alignnone" width="300"] Plenty to consider before drilling oilseed rape[/caption] Winter oilseed rape can be a precious beast when it comes to drilling to
[caption id="attachment_505" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Crops at the "well on" stage[/caption] Following an exceptionally mild and wet winter, and a slow start to crop development in the
Spring is has sprung but night frosts over the past few weeks have put the brakes on crop growth and disease after the mild winter. However, it won't be long before the season lives up to its name and
When it comes to the relative importance of major diseases in wheat, septoria tritici wins regarding the damage it causes to yield and challenges it presents to manage through varietal resistance and
Categorising varieties by market requirement helps ensure that growers start with the best variety to provide a quality grain for the right purpose. Wheat varieties are categorised into five groups.
Light leaf spot symptoms are starting to appear on oilseed rape crops. It is often seen first in susceptible varieties, particularly those not sprayed in the autumn or winter. But given protective
The Leamington Spa Monitor Farm meeting yesterday had some challenging questions about identifying varieties which may help in the management of black-grass. Coming to this subject with little
This year there are nine new varieties on the wheat , and 14 wheat varieties have been removed. The booklet will be landing on doorsteps around Valentine's Day, but it is already available online.