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  1. Crop Watch: North – Farmers Weekly – Helen Brown

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    Helen BrownRain, rain and more rain is all we've seen for the past month in Cumbria. Drilling has been testing, and we have had to take any opportunity possible to get crops in the ground.

    Overall, roughly 70% of barley has been drilled, mostly during the good week of weather we had in September. However, wheat has taken a real hit and only about 25% of our expected wheat acreage has been drilled.

  2. Don’t miss out on chlorothalonil for Septoria and Ramularia control next spring - David Ellerton, Peter Riley

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    Dave Ellerton WheatWith sales of chlorothalonil due to finish on 20th November, this autumn will mark the last opportunity to buy this exceptionally useful active ingredient for use next spring prior to 20th May.

    Therefore, it is essential that growers ensure they are covered now for their requirements for the most effective multi-fungicide for next spring, says Dr David Ellerton, technical development director of Hutchinsons.

  3. Tips on picking the right winter barley variety – Farmers Weekly – David Bouch

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    David Bouch (2)Winter barley growers are spoilt for choice this autumn, with the largest range of varieties on the AHDB Recommended List for some years.

    Of the 24 varieties, there are a dozen two-rows, along with the largest range of hybrids ever recommended, with seven to choose from.

    Just four years ago, there was only one hybrid, Volume, on the list.

    For growers in the North, straw yield and earliness of maturity are as important as yield, while hybrids have proved popular in the East as farmers battle blackgrass.

    But what about the South...