Frustration is growing as the administration of Cambridgeshire merchant Wellgrain continues to produce more questions than answers.
A tribunal has ruled that a tenant must leave his 120ha (300-acre) farm near Skipton, North Yorkshire, after issuing a rare Certificate of Bad Husbandry.
Winter oats have bucked the trend of all other major cereals and oilseed rape, with the total UK area up by about 20,000ha.
Sugar beet is making its debut on one Essex farm this spring, after almost all the oilseed rape drilled last autumn was wiped out by drought and flea beetles.
An early warning scheme for the potentially devastating disease sclerotinia stem rot in oilseed rape is being refined to alert growers to this threat, which can cut yields by up to 80%.
Oilseed rape growers are being advised to hold their nerve and not rush in with a spray to control pollen beetle, as the pest begins to show up in crops across the UK.
UK tractor sales have improved in the first two months of 2017 compared with the same period last year, according to the latest Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA) figures.
The biggest challenge with septoria control in winter wheat is to get the timing of the key T1 April fungicide treatment spot-on to protect the crop from this disease.
A broad-leaved cereal herbicide for use in the autumn and spring is being launched by Dow AgroSciences based on its new arylex active ingredient.