April 4, 2021 8:00 PM

Use foliar N on spring wheat for maximum returns

Farmers growing spring wheat this year should consider applying foliar nitrogen to improve crop efficiencies and boost protein content in milling varieties.  Given that prilled urea or ammonium nitrate is only 60% efficient in ideal conditions – and can’t be taken up by the plant when the soil is dry […]

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April 2, 2021 8:00 PM

Parliamentarians told to invest in the spray drone sector to unlock major benefits

Parliamentarians have been warned that bureaucracy and red tape are holding back the use of spray drones on agriculture – and that investment in the sector could unlock major benefits. Harper Adams University Researcher Jonathan Gill gave the warning to a meeting of the All-party Parliamentary Group on Science and […]

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March 15, 2021 8:06 PM

Ag-Tech system is spot on

New ‘See and Spray’ spot sprayer developed by Taylor Technologies System designed to identify and target grassland weeds A young Scottish entrepreneur has developed an automated spot sprayer which uses a “See & Spray” system to identify and target destructive grassland weeds. Colin Taylor of Lanark-based Taylor Technologies says that […]

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March 12, 2021 8:00 PM

Cereals 2021 crop plots overwinter well

The crop plots at the Lincolnshire Cereals Event site have wintered well and are going into spring in strong shape, according to the event agronomist and site manager. A key feature of Cereals, the crop plots present visitors with a chance to see the latest varieties from a wide range […]

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March 4, 2021 8:00 PM

Leaf samples showing high levels of diseases across the country

Leaf samples sent to Bayer’s SpotCheck light leaf spot identification service are showing high levels of disease across the country, prompting warnings to growers to be on the alert for infection and to apply a fungicide as soon as symptoms are observed. Ella Crawford, commercial technical manager at Bayer, says, […]

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