Sunday, September 23, 2018

Crops

How to optimise seed rates to boost crop yields

Many cereal growers are not sowing at high enough seed rates – potentially jeopardising... 


Seedbeds key to good crop establishment

Good seedbed preparation is a priority following the long, hot summer, says Richard... 


Help crops take advantage of rain, growers urged

Growers of vulnerable crops such as sugar beet and oilseed rape should give them... 


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Livestock

RamCompare project releases final results

Updated results from a flagship research project have seen the re-ranking of some... 


Regular reseeding boosts grassland resilience

Livestock producers are being encouraged to improving the resilience of grassland... 


Four factors to ensure high quality silage

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


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News & Business

Farmer launches firewood scheme to help local people

Herefordshire-based Certainly Wood has been working with a rural residents near Ludlow to help them save money on firewood thanks to a community buy scheme. [Read more of this review]  Read More →


Trees on farms ‘essential’ to improve productivity

More trees should be planted on farms in major agroforestry trials as the UK leaves the European Union, says a joint report by the Woodland Trust and Soil Association. [Read more of this review]  Read More →


Water companies value agronomists’ support

More agronomists are needed for an initiative which helps water companies help keep residues from metaldehyde slug pellets out of rivers and streams. [Read more of this review]  Read More →


A very British summer…

Three months without substantial rain highlights the importance of water to farmers, says Melvyn Kay. [Read more of this review]  Read More →


Water Bank helps farmers during agricultural drought

A new service designed to help match farmers and growers who urgently need water with neighbouring farm businesses who have a surplus has been launched by the NFU. [Read more of this review]  Read More →


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