Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Crops

Carrot shortage expected to increase imports

Low carrot yields due to challenging weather conditions this season are set to mean... 


Leave dry soils alone to degrade blackgrass threat

Growers are being urged to wait following the dry harvest before cultivating fields... 


Dry summer continues to dictate crop management

Exceptionally dry weather in the run-up to harvest has implications for autumn establishment,... 


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Livestock

Four factors to ensure high quality silage

Many factors influence whether silage is good or merely average. Some of these –... 


New system makes treating sheep much easier

A new version of the popular Alligator mobile handling system aims to make it easier... 


Parlour hygiene improvements help reduce antibiotics

Dairy farmers are being encouraged to take practical steps in parlour hygiene management... 


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News & Business

Toolkit for growers marks three years of GREATsoils project

Online how-to guides with practical advice from growers on testing and improving soil health are among a toolkit of resources available following the end of the Soil Association’s three-year involvement with the GREATsoils project. [Read more of this review]  Read More →


Seven steps to get the most from soil health

George Hepburn gives his seven practical steps for making a difference to your soil health. [Read more of this review]  Read More →


Specialist events explore benefits of no-till agriculture

More than 1200 farmers and visitors attended this summer’s Groundswell event – exploring no-till farming methods and conservation agriculture. [Read more of this review]  Read More →


Heatwave sees surge in calls to farm charity

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution is bracing itself for a surge in calls for help from farmers due to the summer heatwave. [Read more of this review]  Read More →


Top agricultural universities honour NFU leaders

NFU leaders past and present have been honoured for their contribution to the industry by two of the country’s top agricultural universities. [Read more of this review]  Read More →


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