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Fungicide management

Accurately timing early fungicide sprays is crucial for getting the most out of products and maximising disease control. NIAB TAG commercial technical director Bill Clark explains how to identify the optimum timing and what diseases to focus on.

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Soil compaction

Soil compaction restricts yield and causes other problems, such as run-off and erosion. Independent consultant Fraser Milne examines the causes and what can be done to alleviate the problem.

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Heifer management

Calving heifers at 23 to 25 months is key to their subsequent performance - these animals will be more likely to have better fertility, survive to a third calving and have higher milk production over their first five years of life according to findings at the Royal Veterinary College, London.

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E coli: Advice for open farms

Recently, a compensation award of £1m was paid out to children who were victims of an E coli outbreak after a farm visit. While there have only been sporadic outbreaks at open farms over the past 10-15 years, owners and operators of farm attractions need to ensure they are aware of the risks and how to manage them.

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7 reasons to join Farmers Weekly Academy Development Scheme

There are lots of reasons why you should register with Farmers Weekly Academy and get your online learning off to a flying start...

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