This edition of GatePost features Vasilis Gegas, our Senior Oilseed Rape Breeder with his article on optimising establishment for top yields. We have Ed Flatman giving the ‘Breeders Perspective’ on Orange Wheat Blossom Midge and why growers still need to be wary of it as a threat. Our two farmers give an update from their area of the UK, and Paul Fenwick, Limagrain’s Cereal Pathologist gives us an insight into how plant breeding is keeping ahead of diseases.
Director of Forage Crops, Martin Titley talks about the benefits of sheep in an arable rotation – you can read about some of the crops which are ideal for this system. Also in this issue, a ‘Conventional vs Hybrid debate from Les Daubney and Vasilis Gegas, and finally, a Cereals 2018 preview!