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  1. 772017 59577 (Stowbridge Open Day)

    More than 40 growers attended a recent Farmacy trials demonstration day at Marsh Larder, Harleston in Norfolk, by kind permission of Lewis Partners.

    Disease pressure at the demonstration site has been far higher latterly than during the dry conditions of last spring, said agronomist Dan Robinson, speaking at the event.

    Wheat plots treated with a good robust standard fungicide and PGR programme looked healthy and full of potential, although there had been significant septoria infection of untreated wheat plots due to unsettled weather through June.

    Due to the higher disease pressure he believed that yield benefits from fungicide treatments at the Harleston site were likely to significantly exceed last year.

  2. Charles Wright2018 Food & Farming Industry Awards Agronomist of the Year Charles Wright gives Frances Wright an insight into the life of the modern agronomist.

    Good agronomy is about providing a tailor-made service according to customer requirements, says Farmacy agronomist Charles Wright, who was named Agronomist of the Year at the 2018 Food and Farming Industry Awards.

    Born on a farm, agriculture has always been in his DNA – despite studying for a degree in geography at the University of Hull, the draw of farming was always strong and he returned to the sector.

  3. Tom Rouse KWS Orwell Testimonial with grower Mike MorleyThe secret to a good crop of winter barley is to “feed it like wheat” and keep it stiff by “treating it as a hybrid”, says Suffolk agronomist Tom Rouse of Farmacy.

    In addition to his day job Tom oversees the agronomy on his family farm at Bradfield St Clare, south of Bury St Edmunds and with his stepfather performing all field operations there is a strong incentive to promote performance.

  4. Charles WrightTechnical Grassweed survey

    With grassweed pressures rising and chemical efficacy declining, is there an alternative option to protect against some of the most yield-robbing weeds? CPM explores the tools available in the arable armoury to tackle grassweeds and looks at how an age-old active fits in.

    Grassweeds are the bane of many farmers' lives, with rising resistance to chemical treatments and a declining pot of active ingredients to choose from.