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18 February 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Feed and Forage,News
Tensions in the potato supply chain follow two years of overproduction

“Two seasons of over supply are causing great pain for our potato growers,” states Potato Council chair Fiona Fell. Difficult times Twelve month...


17 February 2015 | Arable,Crops,Dairy,News
UK dairy farmers warned over mycotoxins

UK dairy farmers are being advised to remove aftermath from silage fields or run the risk of a higher mycotoxin challenge in the conserved forage they...


Calibration and product choice the key to fertiliser success

Correct set-up and calibration of spreaders can make a significant difference to the effectiveness of fertiliser applications and hence their value to...


17 February 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Market Reports,News
Russian Deputy PM promises subsidies for agricultural producers

US markets were closed for Washington's Birthday on Monday. (Can you imagine us having a Bank Holiday for say Tony Blair's birthday? It's any excuse f...


17 February 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Finance,News
Number of farmers registering for new funding scheme rises

The number of North West based farmers who’ve successfully registered for the new Basic Payment Scheme increased from 19% to 27% in a two week period ...


Put profits first, farmers urged

Farmers are being encouraged to think about their profits as a new report reveals they could be at risk. The latest Farm Business Income Forecast f...


16 February 2015 | Crops,News
Avadex Granules – the starter herbicide for spring crops

With the introduction of the Three-crop rule and with many farmers using this as a spur to introduce spring cropping onto their farm, the position of ...


16 February 2015 | Crops,News
Targeting cleavers and thistles in oilseed rape

Reports of sow-thistles germinating in winter oilseed rape and cleavers not as well controlled as they should be from autumn applications add up to th...


16 February 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Market Reports,News
EU approves 18 rural development programmes

The European Commission has approved 18 rural development programmes aimed at improving the competitiveness of the EU farming sector. These 18 prog...


9 February 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
IPM Plan to top two million hectares

The Voluntary Initiative's Integrated Pest Management Plan is set to cover more than two million hectares in its first year. The IPMP, which replac...


9 February 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Cereal crops that could survive flooding

Scientists at The University of Nottingham hope new research could lead to the introduction of cereal crops better able to tolerate flooding. They...


Wheat market closes lower across three exchanges

Soycomplex Beans and meal closed lower, giving up a fair chunk of yesterday's gains. Soybean production estimates in Brazil are getting trimmed a l...


5 February 2015 | Arable,Crops,News,Veterinary News
Scientists find potential way of controlling leaf blotch disease in wheat

Scientists have found a genetic mechanism that could stop the spread of a “devastating” disease threatening wheat crops. Septoria leaf blotch (STB)...


LAMMA attendees confident over industry future

Farmers taking part in a poll of views at this year’s LAMMA machinery event were found to be feeling generally optimistic, with more than half saying ...


4 February 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
NFU Scotland AGM to take in-depth look at Scottish agriculture

A top notch list of leading politicians, civil servants and industry spokesmen have been lined up for NFU Scotland’s annual AGM and dinner, taking pla...



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