Our Arable Crops Development Officer, Liam Wilkinson heads up July’s edition of our Gatepost. He advises on 3 key steps to achieving a successful oilseed rape crop; Conditions, Drilling date & Variety Choice and Seed Rates – read the full article for more detail.
In our Breeders Perspective, Phil Tailby – our Wheat Breeder, answers some frequently asked questions about Yellow Rust…what we’re doing to develop resistant varieties, why YR resistance ‘breaks down’ & whether or not all resistance genes are equal.
Then it’s over to Ron Granger – our Arable Technical Manager, for an update on sugar beet variety & leader of the 2021 BBRO Recommended List; BTS 1915.
Ron sticks around to have a good look at the 2 high-yielding soft feed wheats that challenge the dominant hard feed market & then finishes his GatePost stint by climbing the highest LG Mountain…figuratively speaking.
Take a quick break with our Forage Crops Director, Martin Titley, as he talks us through the prospect of growing a forage crop & taking a ‘cereal break’.
Finally, we feature some useful info on our new ‘LG Professional Growers Group’ – read on to find out how you can get involved!
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