Wednesday 08 August 2012
Arable farming problems
ARABLE FARMERS need early access to disease figures from the Recommended List trials so they can choose which varieties are best to sow this autumn after a year of unprecedented fungal pressure on crops.
According to Lee Robinson, of leading seeds business, Limagrain UK, this vital information will be available soon for the trade – but farmers should be given early sight of it too.
"This year, variety wise, will really have sorted out the wheat from the chaff in quite a literal sense because of the weather," said Mr Robinson, who was meeting with Scottish seed business traders this week.
"We have been learning so much this year about how some varieties' disease resistance have been challenged by perhaps the worst disease pressure anyone can remember.
"This has singled out those varieties which have coped much better with disease and, as a result, I think we can forecast that there will be significant changes to many Recommended List candidates' figures this year."
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