Pests, weeds and diseases are a constant threat to the yield and quality of crops produced in Scotland. They decrease the efficiency and profitability of crop production and increase its environmental impact. Endemic and new or emerging threats are a risk to Scottish crop production, and the levels of risk are increased as a result of climate change, adaptations in the pests themselves and as a consequence of pesticide changes / withdrawals. Pest, weed and disease pressure varies seasonally and regionally and the safe and appropriate use of pesticides, integrated with alternative interventions has benefits to business efficiency, food safety and the environment.

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Soil Phosphorous Management

Dr Bill Crooks describes a new approach to managing phosphorous in your soil. Low levels of soil phosphorous can be very detrimental to grass and clover in the sward and…

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AgriBusiness News April 2019

AgriBusiness News April 2019

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Soil & Nutrient Network: Case Study – Clachan Farm , North Uist

Soil & Nutrient Network: Case Study – Clachan Farm, North Uist

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Farm Woodland News – Spring 2019

Farm Woodland News – Spring 2019

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Video: Woodlands for Water

Enhanced rates of grant funding are available for woodland creation in priority water catchment areas. Hear from two Ayrshire farmers how the Forestry Grant Scheme helped them get more from…

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Thinning a Timber Crop – Case Study

Thinning a Timber Crop – Case Study

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