In the July edition
  • Growing oilseed rape? You can be eligible for a £200 gift card with our PT303 Protector Sclerotinia and Belkar offer
  • Winter oilseed rape variety guide
  • Oilseed rape herbicides and water stewardship
  • Try a Pioneer hybrid on your farm with a free of charge sack of seed
  • #FollowTheCrop - latest video assessing a potato crop after two sprays of Zorvec Endavia 
  • Resilient and Ready farmers launch as LEAF demonstration farms
  • Nutrient efficiency biostimulant granted organic certification
  • Technical hotline team details and registering for BASIS points
PT303 Protector Sclerotinia and Belkar offer
Farmers can take part in our exclusive offer by purchasing the Protector® Sclerotinia tolerant hybrid, PT303 and Belkar® herbicide for the 2022/23 growing season. Anyone taking part in the offer will be eligible for a One4All gift card valued at £200 if they make a purchase before 1 November 2022 and submit a claim form by 15 November 2022. For more information, visit: Terms and conditions apply.  
OSR Offer
PT303 Protector Sclerotinia is the first variety to be marketed in the UK with a claim for tolerance to sclerotinia. PT303 delivers the highest gross output yield in the AHDB UK region, with an East/West region yield of 108% and a north region yield of 104%. Andy Stainthorpe discusses PT303 at Cereals Event 2022. Click on the link below to watch.
Andy Stainthorpe discussed PT303 at Cereals Event
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Belkar herbicide paves the way for growers to switch from higher-risk preventative to reactive autumn weed control strategies. Belkar has flexible rates and timings to control key weeds such as cranesbill, cleavers, shepherd's purse, fumitory and poppies throughout the autumn. Find out more in this video with Corteva's John Sellars.
Winter oilseed rape variety guide
This year, our 2022 Pioneer® winter oilseed rape variety guide which details the full range of Pioneer hybrids for 2022 is now available to download, featuring:

PT303 - the first Pioneer Protector Sclerotinia winter OSR hybrid, offering tolerance to this difficult to control, stem-based disease. The top winter oilseed rape gross output on the 2022 AHDB UK Recommended List.

PT299 - combines leading disease resistance scores with the highest oil content of any variety in AHDB results.

PT279CL - the first Clearfield hybrid to be added to the AHDB Recommended List and offers proven commercial performance.

PT275 - added to the AHDB East West RL in 2019. It is suitable across a wide range of different cropping situations. 

PT284 - combines the Pioneer Clubroot Protector resistance trait with market leading disease resistance scores.

PX131 - the highest yielding semi-dwarf hybrid on the 2022 AHDB Descriptive List.

PX125CL - the only Maximus Clearfield hybrid available in the UK.

You can download the guide by clicking here.
Download the WOSR guide
Oilseed rape herbicides water stewardship
As we approach the 2022 harvest and thoughts turn to the next cropping cycle, some consideration into the position, aspect and layout of your next OSR field will pay dividends in season by mitigating herbicide run off into water courses in the event of heavy rainfall.

Aim to grow your OSR on low-risk fields i.e. those that don’t slope to a watercourse are less susceptible to run-off, or select a field further away from a water course.

Consider appropriate establishment, direction of working travel, soil type and topography. Lay out tramlines so that they do not provide a direct route for water to leave the field. Disturb the surface compaction in the tramlines if possible.

Buffer zones next to watercourses reduce run-off and soil particles that may contain pesticides reaching watercourses. The Voluntary Initiative recommends a 6m buffer along watercourses if possible. Wider buffers are advisable in particularly vulnerable areas. Help keep OSR herbicides on the field, optimise their efficacy and prevent run off into water courses.

For further information and advice click here.
Water stewardship
These visuals are from the VI website.  For more information click here.
Pioneer Business Club and Test the Best
If you’re a member of Pioneer Business Club, you can apply for a free 500,000 seed pack of one of our Pioneer OSR hybrid varieties with our Test the Best* programme. Simply fill out the application form and, while stocks last, we will select a hybrid to send to your farm.
*Please note, this offer is subject to seed availability. 
Our latest #FollowTheCrop video is here
In the latest #FollowTheCrop video tracking the progress of a field of Royal potatoes in Yorkshire, Corteva's Craig Chisholm and Abi Morton deliver their insight into how the crop is looking and where the late blight threat might come from.

Abi observes that the crop is at the stable canopy growth phase with flowers emerging and good crop size below the ground. Craig commented that the crop has had two sprays of Corteva’s oxathiapiprolin-based Zorvec Endavia®, but that the grower has now switched to a different mode of action to assist in the fight against resistance. The crop can have a further two Zorvec Endavia applications later in the programme.

Abi and Craig will return to the field in 7-10 days to deliver a further update.  
Watch the latest follow the crop video
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Resilient and Ready farmers launch as LEAF demonstration farms
Following three years on our Resilient & Ready sustainability programme, we’re excited to announce that three of the participating farms have launched as LEAF Demonstration farms.

Newhouse Farm, Yattendon Estate and HB Farms join the LEAF network to deliver and promote sustainable farming practices.

Three years of training, mentoring and support on the Resilient & Ready programme has allowed these farmers to introduce new projects, engage more with the public and share their work with wider audiences. Take a look at the videos below for a short summary of the events, or watch the recording of the full live stream from the HB Farms event in Aberdeenshire last week.
HB Farms - watch now
HB Farms - watch now
Nick Down - watch now
Nick Down - watch now
Andy Bason - watch now
Andy Bason - watch now
Find out more about the programme here.
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Biostimulant update
We’re excited to announce that our nutrient efficiency biostimulant Utrisha® N has been granted organic certification! Read more on the OF&G website or take a look at our website.
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USE PLANT PROTECTION PRODUCTS SAFELY. Always read the label and product information before use. For further information including warning phrases and symbols refer to label. Belkar® contains halauxifen-methyl (Arylex™ active) and picloram. Zorvec Endavia® contains benthiavalicarb and oxathiapiprolin.