• RESULTS from the largest nationwide survey on the use of precision technology, conducted by Hutchinsons, has revealed detailed insight into the level of uptake of precision farming across UK farms.

  • WITH reports of very high TuYV infection levels being recorded from across the country, many oilseed rape growers will be considering their options for the coming season.

  • THE problem of late blight in potatoes requires a full protective programme, is the message put across by Gowan Comércio.

  • 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).