August 2021

August 24, 2021 8:00 PM

Resistance emerging to key light leaf spot fungicide

Results show control holding for now, but mixture is safest move  The fungus responsible for light leaf spot, the UK’s most important oilseed rape disease, is becoming increasingly resistant to azole fungicides but not QoI or SDHI fungicides However, despite the differences identified in laboratory testing, both azole and non-azole […]

August 21, 2021 12:58 PM

HSE calls on farmers to make safety a priority after a series of serious incidents

Britain’s workplace regulator says more must be done to improve farm safety after being notified of four fatalities on farms in just over a fortnight Fatal incidents the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has become aware of include the death of a three-year-old boy in Wales and a suspected cattle-trampling […]

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August 20, 2021 12:55 PM

Flea beetle fight gets fresh funding injection

Researchers working to combat a devastating pest of oilseed rape have been supported by a fresh injection of funds The £1.8m BBSRC Industrial Partnership Award (IPA) will help John Innes Centre and Rothamsted Research scientists and industrial partners working on desperately needed solutions to tackle cabbage stem flea beetle UK […]

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August 19, 2021 12:53 PM

Reactive herbicide applications advised as oilseed rape area is set to increase

With the oilseed rape area expected to increase this autumn, Corteva Agriscience is advising farmers to consider a reactive approach to weed control in order to reduce risks during crop establishment Buoyant prices for the 2021 crop are being underpinned by demand from processors and it is likely that significantly […]

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