Soil and resistance issues dominate AICC conference

The 2018 Association of Independent Crop Consultants (AICC)’s annual conference, held near Towcester last month, was the best attended yet, says AICC chief executive and conference organiser Sarah Cowlrick. “Despite the challenges facing the UK arable industry over...

AICC Academy growing faster than expected

The AICC Academy, a bespoke training academy launched by the Association of Independent Crop Consultants (AICC) two years ago, aims to assist members in growing their businesses and to “futureproof” the continued growth of independent agronomy, advises AICC chief...

Dry seed beds and flea beetle rob over 10% of OSR plantings

Oilseed rape crops established in England this autumn for harvest 2017 have suffered from dry conditions and flea beetle pressure, with the east midlands and eastern counties worst affected. The evidence comes from a survey by members of the Association of Independent...

AICC conference looks to the future of agronomy

The annual Association of Independent Crop Consultants conference drew around 300 independent agronomists and manufacturer representatives to Whittlebury Hall in Northamptonshire last week. The presentations included Professor Andy Whitmore of Rothamsted Research’s...