August 5, 2020 8:00 PM

Spot Phoma early to protect WOSR

The latest drone technology could give growers the edge against a major disease that causes £100m of winter oil seed rape losses each year. Skippy Scout is a phone app, developed by technology pioneers Drone Ag, that uses a drone to gather crop images. The high resolution, leaf level images […]

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August 3, 2020 8:00 PM

Crop infesting spores ‘tricked’ by new biomaterials to aid global wheat production

New man-made materials developed by scientists have been successfully used to confuse and trick harmful spores which attack wheat crops into growing on an alternative host to help farmers protect their food production. Researchers at The University of Manchester have come together with international electronics partners and the minerals processing […]

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August 2, 2020 8:00 PM


Michelin has introduced a new version of its popular MachXBib agricultural tyres, featuring a revised tread pattern, designed to improve endurance, traction and resistance to stubble damage. Ideally suited to high horsepower tractors, delivering between 160-300hp, the new MachXBib design will initially be launched in three sizes traditionally used on […]

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August 1, 2020 8:00 PM

Start early to build foundations for higher yields

As the end of a difficult 2019/20 season nears, thoughts turn to how to maximise yield potential of next year’s winter wheat.  It is perhaps a good time to reflect on what went well and what could have been improved. Weather aside, one standout factor for many, not all, was […]

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July 30, 2020 8:00 PM

2020 Vision for brassica disease alerts

Brassica growers can stay ahead of damaging diseases more effectively this season with Brassica Alert, and see how to make the best of Syngenta’s exciting new fungicide technology. The 2020 season’s first risk forecasts are now live to download on the Brassica Alert page. Brassica Alert spore monitoring on sites […]

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