THE PRIMARY transmitters of turnip yellows virus (TuYV) to young oilseed rape plants, peach-potato aphids, have been caught in traps in all key arable growing areas in recent days, prompting control warnings.
TWO KEY changes to the way the Recommended List for winter barley is adjudged, should provide the best possible information to growers, according to the HGCA which oversees the programme and has made the canges.
Maintaining a good soil structure, drainage and optimum pH levels have always been key to healthy crops, but focus more on pH and the nutrient requirements of the forth coming crop and yields can be maximised.
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.