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Direct drilling into heavy clays is a battle still to be won

June 29, 2022

Eight years of trials with cover crops and direct drilling has prompted more questions than answers. The soil advisers at Agrii like to remind me that there is more to direct drilling than simply placing the seed into uncultivated ground…. Read more

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Talking Agronomy July 2022

June 27, 2022

We are in the final straight now, moving steadily towards the finishing line. Just like the marathons I run, it’s always a relief to get here in reasonable shape! For many of our crops the shape is actually very reasonable,… Read more

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Plan blight strategies in reverse

May 13, 2022

News that another previously undetected strain of late blight (Phytophthora infestans) has been confirmed in Great Britain will surprise few. Fortunately, 41 _A2 has so far only been found in a crop of Maris Piper grown in Fife but on… Read more

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Veg trials seek answers to some big concerns

May 10, 2022

From seed treatments to herbicides to fungicides, Agrii’s vegetable trials are focussed on finding solutions to the problems most concerning growers, writes David Townley, Agrii veg agronomist There is no let-up in the crop protection pressures facing growers, but there… Read more

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Veg seeds treatment plant to come this autumn

May 10, 2022

Vegetable Seed Enhancement Facility Agrii VSE will be a full-service offering with a broad range of processes backed by Agrii’s R&D expertise, writes Skye Van Heyzen, Agrii Vegetable Seed Enhancement manager Agrii VSE is in the final stages of its… Read more

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Bio-insecticides on vegetable crops – Agrii Trials

May 9, 2022

Good spray coverage and timing prove central to bio-insecticide performance Aphid control is less than that achieved with a synthetic insecticide, but often good enough to warrant a place in the programme, writes David Townley, Agrii vegetable agronomist. In our… Read more

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