• SCOTTISH GROWERS will not have a 'personalised' version of the new EU greening rules in time for next season, but will instead have to work within the 'basic' framework for at least a year until a local deal can be agreed.

  • ATTACKS OF alternaria have already started to hit potato crops at the same time as blight outbreaks have reached record levels for early season infection, and growers are advised to quickly assess infection risks, and bring forward treatment timings to prevent decimating green leaf loss.

  • PRODUCING CROPS with healthier roots, could be a key step for improving crop yields in the face of many challenges, says Syngenta's seedcare manager, Alison Bosher.

  • A KINROSS-SHIRE company has become the first Scottish company to become accredited for the new European Seed Treatment Assurance scheme (ESTA).

  • TRIAL PLOTS on the Craibstone campus of Scotland's Rural College in Aberdeen have been providing important information for farmers, growers and researchers since 1922 - and now you can view them at a free open event on Wednesday, July 16.

  • VARIETAL CHOICE for the forthcoming autumn sowing season will be very much in the minds of arable visitors to Cereals and they will not be disappointed by the range of new options.

  • A RECORD 50 companies involved in the renewable energy sector will be exhibiting at Cereals 2014.

  • THERE'S A lot to talk about this year and Cereals 2014 will be hosting one of the widest-ranging conference programmes in the arable farming calendar.

  • MORE THAN 40 exhibitors will show the latest developments in the specialist Sprays and Sprayers area at Cereals, where 50 of the latest self-propelled, mounted and trailed machines will be on demo.

  • EFFICIENT machinery is the key to making modern arable farming 'work' and for those wishing to re-tackle, Cereals will present an ideal opportunity to check out what's new.