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  • No rush for OSR sowing in dry conditions

    Customer Insights

    A good rain over the weekend has softened parched soils, but a forecast return to dry weather gives little sign of breaking the drought for fast establishment of oilseed rape....

  • Alternaria protection to save green leaf area

    Product Update

    Wimbledon fortnight typically sees the start of Alternaria spray programmes, with growers and agronomists urged to be on the lookout for first signs of infection and to sample s...

  • iOSR trials reveal pre-harvest indications

    Innovation Centres

    A pre-harvest look at some Syngenta iOSR trials has revealed interesting observations and clues to next season's strategies, reports Syngenta Field Technical Manager, Georg...

  • Andrew Woolley wins top sprayer operator award


    Devizes Arable Farm Manager, Andrew Woolley, has won the ultimate accolade of Farm Sprayer Operator of the Year 2018. The prestigious competition’s finalists were rewarded at th...

  • Robot wars heads to the fields

    Innovation Centres

    The Field Robot Event rolls out today – with the Syngenta-sponsored team from Harper Adams University, and their robot, ERIC, representing the UK in the International Event.

  • Early trigger for Bruchid warnings

    Product Update

    Adult Bruchid beetle sexual activity hots up as temperatures increase; two days above 20C and egg laying starts in earnest. Treatment has to target adults, before larvae burrow...

  • Acid test for OSR future


    With EU proposals to reduce the acceptable level of Erucic acid in oils and fats for food, iOSR growers are concerned that more seed is set to be rejected at intake - with costl...


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