• MAKING THE right variety choice is the foundation for a successful crop.

  • THE FUTURE of potato farming through a crystal ball will be the theme of Potato Science Live, a meeting which is set to give growers and agronomists an exciting insight into future technologies.

  • THE WOES of potato growers continues with news that the Potato Council has yet again increased its estimate of total potato production in Great Britain for the 2014 crop year.

  • EAST FIFE Young Farmers' annual ploughing match has been a popular local fixture since 1946, but you won't have seen it from this angle before.

  • WINNERS of the SRUC's Mains of Loriston Winter Wheat Challenge was the Barony-based team of Cailean Knapp, Fergus Scougal, William McMillan, Sam Mactiier and Ben McColm.

  • A TOP quality line-up of silage entries from both north and south of the Border, saw Lanarkshire producers, AA Baird, Auchnotroch, Lesmahagow, win the main clamp silage competition at AgriScot.

  • WHILE EXPORTS of grain from the UK have been held back by being uncompetitive due to currency exchange, there has been some activity by Openfield, Britain's largest farmer-owned grain business, which has sent more than 80,000 tonnes of wheat and barley on vessels destined for North Africa and the Middle East.

  • 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.

  • AVERAGE nitrogen contents of GB barley are the lowest in more than 30 years and since records began in records began in 1977.

  • EVERYNE knows what a 4 x 4 is, but now a 3 x 3 alliance is hoping to push the boundaries of OSR management and yield potential.