Every year we run NRoSO training workshops for farmers, advisors and spray operators. This workshop is part of the farming and crop protection industry’s Voluntary Initiative to minimise the environmental impacts of pesticides.
Posts by Jo Gabot:
As many Plant Protection Products (PPPs) pass through the approval or re-approval process with the CRD (Chemicals Regulation Directorate), we are seeing aquatic buffer zones altered on many insecticide and some herbicide labels; with the aim to protect aquatic life.
Crop Management Partners have put together a summary of changes to the NVZ regulations that will affect many arable and livestock farms. Download the PDF below to read further. We have also compiled a brief table of the closed periods for spreading high available N organic manures and bagged fertiliser, accompanied by some important notes. […]
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TAKE NOTE Current RDPE programme which ELS/HLS/OELS schemes sit under ends on 1st Dec 2013. This means that the latest start date for new/renewed ELS/HLS agreements is 1st Dec 2013. After this date, new ELS agreements are not expected to start until 1st Jan 2016. Any ELS/OELS agreements expiring after 1st Dec 2013 will run their […]
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This summary aims to clear up some confusion over products containing phosphorus. The Facts Phosphorus is an essential element for living cells, new growth can’t occur without it. All phosphate fertilisers are derived from phosphoric acid. Phosphite is derived from phosphorous acid. This has traditionally been used in fungicide applications against fungal like organisms i.e. […]
With winter wheat crops a real mixed bag, disease management will be tricky. Adam Clarke asks agronomists around the regions for their assessment of disease risk and advice on how to counter the threat in the current season…
Writing in Crop Production Magazine, Nick Wall discusses winter wheat fungicide options.
“There’s plenty of septoria on the oldest leaves, but I’m yet to find rust. Mildew could be a big problem on small crops and could also establish quickly on lush growth if crops grow away quickly after a prolonged cold spell.
A three-spray approach can pay on spring barley – Mar 2013
The spring barley area in Mark Glyde’s Hampshire/Wiltshire/West Sussex core area is set to increase by about 30% this spring.