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Tight oilseeds markets rising in early 2021

The first weeks of 2021 have seen a sharp rise in oilseed prices, with the UK’s firm currency helping support the increase. Supply concerns and brisk demand around the world are behind the bullish tone. John Thorpe, senior trader oilseed rape at Openfield Agriculture...

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New European fertiliser head for Cefetra

The Cefetra Group, part of the BayWa conglomerate, has appointed Simon Borthwick to lead its new European fertiliser division from spring 2021. He has been general manager of Mole Valley Forage Services since 2015. Mr Borthwick has over 20 years’ experience in the...

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Horticulture votes against AHDB levy

The horticulture sector has voted against the continuation of statutory AHDB levies by a considerable margin, as a ballot on the future of the potato sector levy gets underway. The levy collects some £7 million each year. The horticulture ballot, based on one vote per...

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CSFB IPM projects merge for wider range

A three-year research project on the cabbage stem flea beetle (CSFB) pest in oilseed rape crops aims to collect a wide spread of on-farm data to draw up integrated pest management guidelines for its better control. The csfbSMART (Sharing Management and Agronomy...

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