Supporter Publications

Publications for members

Stuart Knight"Our objective is to ensure that advances in crop production science are transferred effectively onto farm, to meet the practical needs of our members. NIAB TAG's publications are part of that process and should be an essential feature of any farm office. They've been developed to provide members with a comprehensive source of unbiased and trusted technical information aimed at maximising crop performance and profitability, backed by robust data and delivered in a very accessible format."

Stuart Knight, Director of Crops and Agronomy

One of the principal benefits of NIAB TAG Network membership is the ready access to a range of invaluable publications which cover the whole spectrum of our activity. Together they present information which is timely, well informed and simply not available elsewhere in such an easily digestible format.

Variety and Seed Compendium

The Variety and Seed Compendium covers all major arable and livestock crops grown in the UK. With comprehensive information on most popular varieties, including interaction tables and the cereal, oilseed and pulse Classified Lists, it is an invaluable guide in answering client queries and deciding on future cropping strategies when used in conjunction with the NIAB TAG Variety Guides. The handbook also contains information on end uses for grain, seed standards, crop seed certification areas and crop areas, historic meteorological data and other useful information for cereals, oilseeds, pulses, grasses, maize, potatoes and sugar beet.


Variety Interactions HandbookThe Variety Interactions Handbook is an innovative step forward in variety management on-farm, adding value to the traditional Recommended and Descriptive List data by summarising individual variety responses to the grower's major sowing decisions, e.g. suitable dates, rates, and row spacings in wheat, barley and oilseed rape crops.

Landmark Bulletin Landmark Bulletin is exclusive to Network membership, with around 24 pages of in-depth research and technical information and news from NIAB and third party contributors. Issued four times a year and available in hard copy or electronically.

Mech QuarterlyMechanisation Quarterly covers all aspects linked to the use of machinery on farm; from cultivations, input applications, and precision farming systems to just focusing on the equipment itself with in-depth articles on topical mechanisation issues.

New Product GuideNew Product Guides are independent standalone summaries on each new pesticide that comes onto the market, with performance comparisons to competitor products in NIAB TAG trials and advice from the NIAB TAG team on where it may fit into a crop protection programme.
Agronomy StrategyAgronomy Strategy highlights the latest advice and recommendations on agronomy, crop protection and fertiliser programmes, based on NIAB TAG's extensive trials work and adjusted according to current seasonal conditions. Network members receive four issues a year published at key autumn and spring decision-making times. Agronomy Updates regularly refine the Strategies as the season unfolds.
Variety AdvantageVariety Advantage includes NIAB TAG's popular pocket variety guides – Autumn Combinable Crops, Spring Combinable Crops, Potato and Forage crops – with comprehensive individual variety descriptions based on Recommended and Descriptive List data, combined with essential variety management information in an easy to use format.

Local Trial ResultsLocal Trial Results summarises all findings from NIAB TAG's national agronomy trials network into three separate regional editions for South/West, East and North, allowing NIAB TAG Network members to make informed decisions on crop input programmes based on the latest trials information in their area.
Forage Cereal StrategyUncomplicated agronomy strategies to support the management of autumn sown cereals.