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Top tips when ‘over-yearing’ winter seed

Cereal growers having to carry over unused winter cereal seed from this season’s washout winter into next season must take adequate steps to protect its viability, says ProCam seed manager, Lee Harker.

If not, then losses could occur during storage, he says, and its germination in autumn 2020 could suffer, leading to potential yield...

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Rescue mission needed for UK’s backward cereal crops

Backward and slow-emerging winter cereal crops produced by late drilling will need careful nurturing through winter to minimise any further growth setbacks and set them up properly for spring, says leading agronomy firm, ProCam.

According to ProCam agronomist, Tom Smith, winter cereal plantings are down by as much as 90% in parts of...

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Three-point checklist of heightened BYDV risks

A rise in aphid numbers, coupled with the start of cereal drilling, has prompted agronomy firm ProCam to compile a three-point checklist of barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) risk factors that could take on added significance as growers attempt to manage the problem without a neonicotinoid seed treatment this autumn.

According to ProCam...

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Scottish growers on heightened BYDV alert

High aphid numbers over the summer, coupled with short turnaround times between crops after the late Scottish harvest, and the loss of neonicotinoid insecticide seed treatment chemistry, are all set to put this autumn’s cereal crops at heightened risk of barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) infection. 

So says Alistair Gordon, regional...

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