• WHILE CROP disease has been checked by the weather, don't be lulled into a false sense of security, is the warning to growers in Scotland and the North of England, from Chris Martin, of Agrovista.

  • TEAMS OF students are gearing up once again to take part in a wheat growing challenge which will test their capabiltiies to the max.

  • THE GROUP 1 winter wheat variety, KWS Trinity, has been given fully approved status after successfully completing milling and baking trials performed by the National Association of British and Irish Millers (nabim).

  • SCIENTISTS are hailing a breakthrough in finding a gene resistant to potato late blight gleaned from a South American wild relative of modern potatoes.

  • LAST WEEKEND'S warm, sunny Easter holiday turned nearly all the met stations on the 'migration start' map red - including all in Scotland.

  • THE AREA put down to a specialist winter oilseed rape could more than triple this autumn, according to Monsanto UK.

  • Leptospirosis is a common infection in dairy and beef herds which can be suppressed by avoiding grazing cattle with sheep and is spread most often during the spring and early summer while cattle are at pasture, points out the National Animal Disease Information Service (*NADIS).

  • PRODUCING quality silage is a top priority for many farmers across the country to feed stock over the winter months, and for Kenny Christie, of Easter Whyntie, it forms the main part of the diet of store cattle bought in for finishing, writes Kayley Kennedy.

  • A SOIL sampling project carried out by Watson Seeds last autumn throughout areas in the south and east of Scotland, from the Borders to Aberdeenshire, has highlighted major issues with pH levels.

  • A LOW cost system with forage at its heart has underpinned the sheep cheese business run by Wigtownshire producer, Alan Brown, for the last 25 years.