02 July 2015 | Online since 2003


Large-scale changes to the environment of the United Kingdom, including an apparent loss of habitats and agricultural land, have been revealed through an updated national map of land cover launched by researchers at the University of Leicester together with consultancy company Specto Natura on 1 July. The land cover map, which examines data from 2006 and 2012, is based upon a standardised classification system of 44 land cover and land use cl...





State of our countryside: New map reveals loss of farmland

Large-scale changes to the environment of the United Kingdom, including an apparent loss of habitats and agricultural land, have been revealed through...


19 June 2015 | Forestry,News
Changing face of modern forestry

Public sector forestry is benefiting from a new driving force with four top jobs now being held by women. For the first time, women are now in lea...


New sales manager for Cooper Pegler and Berthoud hand-held sprayers

A spraying equipment specialist experienced in supplying hand-held sprayers for applications in grounds care, landscaping, forestry, agriculture and c...


24 April 2015 | Forestry,Market Reports,News
Wood fiber costs for pulp mills in the Western US have increased substantially

Wood fiber costs for pulp mills in the Western US have increased substantially over the past year while other regions in the US have experienced only ...


New mixed heritage skills apprenticeship introduced

Walford and North Shropshire College (WNSC) and Stiperstones and Corndon Hill Country Landscape Partnership Scheme are delighted to announce the launc...


5 March 2015 | Forestry,News
Countdown to one million trees

Plans for an ambitious tree-planting initiative, ‘One Million Trees in One Day’, are underway thanks to the vision and efforts of project co-ordinator...


ECM selected as a representative to raise standards in agriculture alongside the Prime Minister

The Parliamentary Review, which has several versions based on key policy areas, has the involvement of the Prime Minister, leading Cabinet ministers i...


UK farmer confidence falling, according to new survey

Falling farmgate prices and market price volatility have contributed to a drop in farmer confidence, a new survey by the NFU has revealed. After th...


6 November 2014 | Forestry,News
Woodland Trust response to Liz Truss National Pollinator Strategy

The Woodland Trust has welcomed the new National Pollinator Strategy (NPS), launched yesterday by the Secretary of State for Environment and Rural Aff...


26 September 2014 | Forestry,News,Poultry
Egg producers promote a million reasons to choose free range!

The British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) have launched public-facing campaign to publicise the many benefits of free range eggs with ...


18 September 2014 | Cattle,Forestry,News,Sheep
Planting trees improves lamb and cow health

Farmers discovered ways of improving the health and wellbeing of livestock at a recent event aimed at highlighting how trees can increase a farm’s pro...


17 July 2014 | Forestry,News
Ancient woodland threat now hits Ambridge

It may be fictional but the latest storyline in the BBC’s longest running soap opera, The Archers, highlights the very real and growing threat to anci...


17 June 2014 | Forestry,News
Better regulation needed for wood treatment

Better regulation is needed to protect farmers from the risk of rotting fence posts, following a spate of timber failures, according to a Cornish timb...


24 April 2014 | Forestry,Market Reports,News
Wood pellet exports from North America to Europe have doubled in two years

With no slowdown in sight, North American wood pellet exporting companies keep building new facilities to manufacture pellets for the European market....


Global sawlog prices rose in the 4Q/13

Higher demand for lumber and increased global trade of logs pushed sawlog prices upward in many markets during 2013, according to the Wood Resource Qu...



Forestry Jobs


Start Date: 2 July 2015
G211: Trainee Dairy Specialist - North East England

A well established and reputable Agricultural Business serving farmers in the North of England is currently seeking a Trainee...


Start Date: 20 June 2015
2 Jobs tractor drivers for Big baling with telehandler experience>>> Essex

Immediate start Contractor with 10 balers requires 2 more drivers. You must be over 21, Have road driving experience and have...


Start Date: 2 July 2015
G212: Breeding Advisor (Trainee Considered) - South West Wales

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Dairy Breeding Advisor for an established territory within South West Wales. Our cli...


Start Date: 2 July 2015
A426: Food Chain Advisor - West Midlands

Our client is at the forefront of British agriculture and represents the interests of farmers and growers across England and ...


Start Date: 30 June 2015
Experienced and hard-working Tractor Driver/General Farm Worker, with good English required for busy, well-equipped potato/arable Farm in Chelmsford, Essex.

Hard working, competent & flexible Tractor Driver/Farm worker required for very busy well-equipped potato/arable farm in ...












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