Agronomist & Arable Farmer October 2023

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October 2023

October 2023

The October 2023 issue is now available online

In this issue,

  • SFI applications are now open, but the NFU is calling for DEFRA to delay the cuts in Basic Payments until issues are resolved.
  • BOFIN’s Tom Allen Stevens says that it’s time for growers to take a lead in agri-research.
  • The Allerton Project’s Joe Stanley takes aim at post BPS finance incentives and breaking away from the tried and tested.
  • Water Security is one of the biggest farming concerns, in this special feature, the NFU and Anglian Water talk about some of their schemes and urging growers are urged to plan ahead and work together.
  • NIAB CEO Professor Mario Caccamo talks about gene-editing, and how England could be on course to adopt one of the most progressive and enabling regulatory systems in the world.
  • ADAS researcher Dr Sarah Cook warns those with black-grass issues that there is no margin for error with pre and post-emergence sprays this season.
  • New research from Orion FT highlights how silicon accumulation can have significant benefits, including potentially reducing slug damage by up to two-thirds.
  • We have a look at how digital solutions have the potential to transform the way we farm – Kenilworth grower David Woods talks about his experiences.
  • In machinery, we look at retrofit options that could provide older combines with real-time yield data, plus product updates from Amazone, Horsch and Kverneland.
  • Drone technology appears to be working, but legislation is lagging behind.
  • Plus, much more..!









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