August 8, 2020 8:00 PM

High aphid numbers raise TuYV risk

Turnip yellows virus (TuYV) is endemic across oilseed rape crops in the UK and growers should be aware of the high risk this autumn as a result of current high aphid numbers, warns plant breeders Limagrain UK. Turnips yellows virus (TuYV) is transmitted by aphids and it is believed that […]

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August 7, 2020 8:00 PM

Procedures prevent black-grass spread

Cleaning machinery at harvest can, understandably, fall by the wayside as pressure mounts. But failing to find the time to blow-down the combine, bailer, trailer and other machinery can spread black-grass between fields and increase production costs for years to come. BASF spoke with Philip Wright, independent crop consult, and […]

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August 6, 2020 8:00 PM

Virtual tour through the world of precision at AMAZONE

Numerous exhibitions and events have had to be cancelled or postponed this year,  so the usual platforms at agricultural exhibitions for presenting the innovations and the latest solutions in agricultural machinery are currently not available.  So instead Amazone is opening its doors to a digital in-house exhibition with a fascinating insight […]

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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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