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EU grains close uniformly higher on the day

EU grains closed uniformly higher on the day, and mixed for the week. Paris wheat continues to perform better than its London counterpart, due to stro...


Possible winterkill damage to Russian wheat; Brazilian trucker strike

Soycomplex Beans closed higher on the day and higher for the week, with uncertainty over the Brazilian truckers strike continuing to provide suppor...


Grants will offer farmers and land owners 'real opportunities'

With the start of March comes the opening of the window for the new 2015 Countryside Productivity Scheme (CPS). With the recent changes to the CA...


Two blocks of Shropshire land for sale at March auction

Two blocks of agricultural land in Shropshire will be going under the hammer at a public auction in Shrewsbury on March 19. The 3pm auction, conduc...


UK oilseed rape departs for Turkey

Oilseed rape from more than 7,000 hectares has left the UK bound for Turkey in what is thought to be the biggest single shipment of its kind for at le...


2 March 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Knowing oilseed rape density 'crucial'

Knowing your oilseed rape plant density is crucial for making pollen beetle control decisions, according to HGCA. As pollen beetles tend to start m...


27 February 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
European anti-GM regulations preventing 'beneficial crops' being grown in the UK

EU regulations that prevent genetically modified crops from being grown in the UK are not fit for purpose and should be replaced, the Science and Tech...


27 February 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
New light shed on the microbial battleground between soil and roots

The soil around roots of plants such as barley – one of our most important crops - is a battleground where only certain bacteria can survive, suggests...


Pioneering research facility recognised with UK Grower of the Year award

Directors and staff at a North Yorkshire horticulture research facility are celebrating after winning a prestigious award. The team at Selby based ...


27 February 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Finance,News
Market volatility takes its toll on Welsh farm incomes

Increased volatility has been highlighted today with the latest Welsh Government Farm Income forecasts predicting a decline in the profitability of fa...


26 February 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News,Sheep
NSA highlights cross-compliance penalties as CAP reform comes under scrutiny

The National Sheep Association (NSA) was heartened to hear Phil Hogan, EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, reiterate his calls for ...


Bayer CropScience launches new improved weed and pest app

A new mobile app that combines weed and pest identification with treatment information has been launched by Bayer CropScience. The app replaces the...


EU vote on biofuels ‘undermines food security’

The latest vote by the European Parliament’s Environment Committee signifies a bad day for sustainable biofuels and damages renewable energy policy ac...


26 February 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Future government must back British farmers, says NFU President

The NFU has set out what it wants from the next elected Government, as five of the main political parties get set to take part in day two of the annua...


25 February 2015 | Crops,News
BASIS Diploma in Agronomy awarded to three specialist fruit agronomists

Hutchinson prides itself on the high calibre, technical expertise and extensive knowledge base of its team of advisors and recently the company has th...



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