Croptec show podcast – The podcast is a collaboration between Arable Farming magazine and the CropTec Show, hosted by Alice Dyer, journalist by day, farmer by night. Whether you’re thinking of trying a new system, concerned about crop protection or you just want to know what’s going on in your neighbour’s fields, we’re going to cover it all over the next few months. Click here to listen.
Environmental Land Management: policy discussion
- You can have your chance to help shape the government’s Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme for England.
- Click here to find out more.
- The closing date for responses is 31st July 2020.
- AHDB have suggested in a recent report that nitrogen boosts may be necessary following the wet weather the UK has experienced this winter.
- To read the full report click here.
- For further information on excess winter rainfall, click here.
- With the very wet weather the UK has experienced recently, drilling on arable farmland has been suspended in a lot of cases. Farmers debating whether to miss out on whole winter drops, and instead drilling for spring crops. Advice on what to do can be found on the below pages:
- The extreme wet weather has had a knock on affect for spring barley which is forecast to have a 28% increase, an additional 200,000ha totaling 915,000ha. There is also expected to be an increase in oats, expecting to reach 200,000ha. Click here to see more.
- AHDB Wet weather case studies
- One of the spring crop options that will be increasing includes oats, what does an increase oat area mean for 2020/2021, click here to find out.
Syngenta Public Policy Position on Soil Conservation – click here to view – download below.
- The AHDB Early Bird Survey is conducted every autumn to assess national cropping intentions. Click here to view the survey.
- AHDB Field drainage guide – click here to view – download below.
- The recommended list for cereals and oilseed 2019/2020/2021 has been released by AHDB – click here to view – download below.
Soil management – how best to deal with the weather affecting the soil on your farm:
- Farmers Weekly have an online resource helping farmers with crop disease management, click here to view.
- The NFU have developed a plant health sustainable strategy to protect arable crops, click here to view. The strategy timeline can be downloaded below.
Plant health regulations
- EU regulation change 14th December 2019, click here. New EU plant health rules, click here.
- DEFRA plant health controls, click here.
- DEFRA importing and exporting plants if there is a no-deal Brexit, click here.