• Infinito – the best stand-alone product for armour-plated protection against blight.

  • THE EASY to grow grain crop triticale, is often seen as a Cinderella crop in the UK, but now new research shows that it is capable of competing with wheat in terms of both yield and profitability, especially as a second cereal, according to a report funded by AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds.

  • ALTHOUGH many high grade seed potato growers are convinced that varietal susceptibility is a key factor in the spread of blackleg, there is little evidence to support this – that was one of a number of findings from a recent survey of all 28 pre-basic (PB) seed growers in Scotland, writes Ewan Pate.

  • WITH unpredictable variables that Scottish arable farmers face, such as the weather, it’s more important than ever to get spring barley crops off to a decent start.

  • SCOTLAND’S leading farm assurance provider – SQC (Scottish Quality Farm Assured Combinable Crops) – is entering its 22nd year with a refresh which is designed to ensure greater efficiency in the service it provides to its 3383 combinable crop-growing members.

  • DELAYED drilling of some spring cereal crops due to wet soil conditions will result in later emerging seedlings being more susceptible to effects of barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) infection, compounded by high numbers of winged aphids on the move.

  • Cereal growers in Scotland will have a host of new varieties to choose from this season, Mr Smith told the meetings.

  • SCOTTISH arable farmers have been urged not to let low commodity prices detract from producing high yields – if crop potential is there, you should be protecting it, said arable farmer and Syngenta area manager, Phil Smith, at a series of farmer agronomy meetings stretching from Kelso to Elgin, recently.

  • SPRING planting is progressing but recent wet weather has slowed things up and we are still getting cold spells which is not helping the new-sown crops establish well. 

  • SPRAYER MAKER Amazone has literally squeezed a quart into a pint pot with the launch of a 30m boom for its mounted UF sprayer range.