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21 April 2015| News,Shows and Events

21 April 2015 | Education,News
New modules in organic farming & horticulture at Bridgwater College's Cannington Centre

Bridgwater College’s Cannington Centre and the Soil Association team up to offer organic modules within the college’s range of undergraduate qualifica...


21 April 2015 | News,Shows and Events
Edible Bug Challenge touring UK agricultural shows this summer

Forget ice creams and burgers, this summer’s agricultural show guests will be munching on mealworms and chomping on chapulines - thanks to the Harper ...


21 April 2015 | News
Making 'Big Data' small and meaningful for agri-businesses

Agriculture is one of the most data-rich industries and being able to act effectively on timely information can make a significant impact on productiv...


21 April 2015 | Arable,Cattle,Grassland,News
Barenbrug to help UK farmers sharpen their sward skills

Barenbrug, one of the largest grass seed producers in the UK, is launching the Good Grass Guide, a handy, pocket sized booklet designed to help livest...


21 April 2015 | Education,News
Free range egg campaign launches Eggstravaganza School Pack

The Love Free Range Eggs campaign has launched a comprehensive teaching pack to get children learning about eggs in the classroom. The ‘Eggstravaga...


Landowners join forces to launch bovine TB vaccination scheme

Landowners in Cheshire are working collaboratively in a bid to take action against the spread of bovine tuberculosis in wildlife and livestock and red...


21 April 2015 | Appointments,News
Soil Association Certification announces new chief executive

Soil Association Certification, the UK's largest organic certification body, has appointed Martin Sawyer as its new chief executive. Martin brings a s...


Dairyman sees real benefits in tractor control technologies

Tractor owners and operators familiar with levers for gear-shifting and operating hydraulic spool valves don’t always appreciate it when a manufacture...


Whites Concrete provide storage solution for Northern Crop AD plant

Based south east of York at the former RAF Melbourne, Northern Crop Driers has successfully utilised pre-cast panels from Whites Concrete to maximise ...


Third Queen’s Award recognises Clinton Devon Estates’ outstanding sustainability credentials

One of Devon’s oldest family businesses has received its third consecutive Queen’s Award for Enterprise – the UK’s highest accolade for business succe...


20 April 2015 | News,Shows and Events
Visitors gear up for cutting-edge Grassland UK event

Visitors and exhibitors are gearing up for next month’s Grassland UK event, with grass growth now flying in the warm spring weather. More than 8000...


20 April 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Boost grass yields by stopping soil compaction

Soil health has a big impact on yields of grass and forage so limiting compaction is an important way to get more feed from grassland. Hefin Llwyd...


Variable chamber wrapping baler at Grassland UK

John Deere’s variable chamber wrapping baler can be seen for the first time at a UK event on the company’s stand at Grassland UK in May. Developed ...


20 April 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
New double action PGRs for wheat and barley

Interfarm UK Ltd has two new growth regulators, Vivax and Spatial Plus, both containing chlormequat and ethephon. “Vivax and Spatial Plus can be used...


20 April 2015 | Crops,News
Advances in formulation brings maximum calcium uptake

Both top fruit and soft fruit growers know the benefits calcium brings to the strength and integrity of the cell structure and to the shelf life of fr...



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