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closely and either confirmed to work or not. This comes down to having a better understanding of fundamentals such as the biology of the crop, the wider environment and of course the

pests. The successful implementation of IPM is very knowledge intensive and farmers and advisers will need to be able to analyse information in order to develop strategies for crops both

before and within the season. Any transition will therefore need a robust process of knowledge exchange and continued professional development.

AHDB Tools and Resources BYDV Management Tool

Powered by the AHDB WeatherHub, the BYDV management tool features a UK map of weather stations. People can select their nearest weather station (or stations, by selecting a ‘Region’) and select a start date (using the slider) for DD calculations. Once 170DD has been accumulated, the relevant line on the chart displayed enters the yellow zone. At this stage, crops are estimated to be at an unacceptable risk and treatment should be considered. The map also shows (*) the suction trap sites, which are managed by Rothamsted Research, and aphid flight data collected by them. Find out more here: cereals.ahdb.org.uk/BYDV

Recommended Lists

The AHDB Recommended Lists for cereals and oilseeds 2016–2021 (RL) project provides independent information on yield and quality performance, agronomic features and market options to assist with variety selection. Produced each year, the RL publications are based on the analysis of hundreds of UK trials conducted across several years. Download the 2019/20 publictions here: ahdb.org.uk/rl

GREATsoils

Helping you protect your soil and improve its productivity. AHDB funds an extensive programme of research and knowledge exchange on soil management. On the GREATsoils page you will find practical information on soil management as well as links to ongoing research and knowledge exchange. Whether you need an introduction to soil biology or a detailed guide to improving field drainage AHDB has information and guidance to support you. Visit the GREATsoils hub today at: ahdb.org.uk/greatsoils

Is your soil pH too low? Low soil pH and lack of calcium locks up essential nutrients in your soil. Balance soil pH and improve fertiliser efficiency and nutrient availability.

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Spreads evenly using a standard spreader Use at any stage of crop growth Precise application: spread what you need, where you need it Low application rates Fast acting and cost effective Use as part of your annual fertiliser plan

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