With Ben Lomond in the background, Alan Turner started ploughing in preparation for the sowing of milling oats at East Moss-side Farm, near Thornhill, Stirlingshire, recently in near perfect ploughing conditions Ref:RH050215006
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).
THOSE TEMPTED to grow spring barley to fit in with the 'Three-crop rule' have been warned that if they are to gain malting premiums for their crop, they need to manage it to fit in with the specifications required.
MANAGING CROP architecture is the latest buzz word in oilseed rape management and the news is that the crop at Syngenta's Innovation Centre, in Hampshire, has reached the optimum timing for Toprex application to manage height and rooting.
A NEW flowering fungicide for control of sclerotinia and other key late diseases, which also delivers extra yield even when disease is absent, is expected to prove popular among oilseed rape growers this season.
TEMPERATURES are gradually rising and crops are growing as the daylight hours increase, plus potato planting is going well and, with only 2mm of rain in the last 10 days in the Borders, land work is progressing well.