Thursday, April 19, 2018

Growers need patience as planting gets underway

April 3, 2018 by  
Filed under Crops

Patience will be key this potato season as the recent cold weather threatens to delay cultivation.

Wet weather could still lead to decent yields

April 3, 2018 by  
Filed under Crops

Growers will be hoping better weather allows spring drilled crops to prosper, says Richard Overthrow.

Risk forecast to guide sclerotinia spray decisions on rape

April 3, 2018 by  
Filed under Crops

Regular  sclerotinia forecasts – which flag up when oilseed rape crops are at risk from infection – are now available from the AHDB website.

Livestock sector all geared up for Beef Expo event

April 3, 2018 by  
Filed under Livestock

The finishing touches are being put in place ahead of next month’s Beef Expo event – due to take place on Friday, 25 May, at Shrewbury livestock auction market.

10% boost to grass yields from weed control

April 3, 2018 by  
Filed under Livestock

Livestock farmers can improve grass dry matter yields by more than 10% by introducing a planned weed control programme.  But timing of herbicide is critical along with the choice of product to maintain clover rich swards.

Farming profitable again – but still relies on subsidies

April 3, 2018 by  
Filed under News & Business

Farmers are back in the black after a better harvest, but profits are still propped up by subsidies, according to the latest figures from accountants Duncan & Toplis.

Robots lead way for ‘farming in the future’

April 3, 2018 by  
Filed under News & Business

Farming technology was the driving force and many innovative ideas were discussed at the Lincolnshire Farming Conference – but the real talking point was the need to invest in agri-robotics.

Have your say on Defra plan to abolish direct payments

April 3, 2018 by  
Filed under News & Business

Farmers are being urged to have their say after the government confirmed plans to phase out direct payments once the UK leaves the European Union.

Can we really trust politicians to deliver for farming?

February 1, 2018 by  
Filed under Clodhopper

Getting rid of direct payments will mean short term pain and little long term gain, says Clodhopper.

Lincoln Red cattle beef up thriving arable unit

February 1, 2018 by  
Filed under Profiles

Lincolnshire agronomist Amy Jobe rears top quality beef on the family farm near Louth. Alan Stennett reports.

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