Thursday, January 17, 2019

World Soil Day highlights benefits of healthy farming

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Farmers are being encouraged to use free advice to improve soil health and fertility – while benefiting the environment too.

Crop trials examine benefit of precision agronomy techniques

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Precision agronomy can boost yields and reduce production costs by £28/t, according to recent trials conducted by Hutchinsons.

DSV is triple winner in ADAS Yield Enhancement Network

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Attention to detail throughout the growing season saw Lincolnshire farmer Tim Lamyman scoop two gold awards for wheat and oilseed rape production in the 2018 ADAS Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) competition.

Take steps to secure pesticides ahead of Brexit

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Agrochemical distributors and manufacturers are making plans to ensure the seamless supply of sprays and other products continues after the UK leaves the EU this spring.

Tackle residues to give spring crops head start

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Properly incorporating cover crop residues ahead of drilling will give newly-sown cereals a good start this spring, say experts.

Bullish start to New Year for region’s cereal crops

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Most arable crops are looking good as spring approaches but don’t be too complacent, says Richard Overthrow.

Biological farming practices benefit all farming systems

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The benefit of biological practices to arable farming systems was the hot topic at this year’s QLF Agronomy soil event, held in the run-up to Christmas.

Pilot scheme for overseas workers to launch this year

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Two companies are to pilot a new seasonal workers scheme that will give UK fruit and vegetable growers access to overseas labour during busy times of the year.

Resilience is vital for growers to thrive, say Monitor Farmers

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The need to make farm businesses more resilient topped the agenda when 120 growers from across AHDB’s Monitor Farm network gathered for a day-long conference.

Challenging season prompts call to consider new crops

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Growers are being urged to consider whether new or different crops could help their farm business cope better with extreme weather events.

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