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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...


20 April 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Soil temperature vital for successful maize establishment

Growers are urged not to use arbitrary ‘safe sowing dates’ when deciding the best time to drill maize as soil temperature is extremely important for t...


20 April 2015 | Finance,News,Property News
Small Shropshire farm sells for £625k at auction

A small North Shropshire arable and grassland farm with a five bedroomed bungalow and a range of traditional and modern farm buildings sold for £625,0...


20 April 2015 | News
Arla and Dairy Pro announce training collaboration

Professional development register Dairy Pro has reached an agreement with the UK’s largest dairy company, farmer-owned cooperative Arla, in which Arla...


20 April 2015 | Finance,News,Property News
Rent arbitration result 'good news' for tenants

The award of an arbitrator in an Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 rent review in Derbyshire which concluded that the rent should remain at a standstill ...


Vets call for change to badger culling method

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has called for the four-year culls of badgers in West Somerset and West Gloucestershire to be completed using...


20 April 2015 | News,Property News,Renewables
Construction set to commence on Scotland’s largest solar park

Aberdeen-based BWE Partnership has announced that work is set to commence on the construction of one of Scotland’s first commercial-scale solar parks....


20 April 2015 | News,Produce
Produce World urges growers to ‘match our ambition’

‘Match our ambition’ was the main message from Produce World Group’s Executive Chairman and CEO Neil Fraser to key growers who came together for their...


20 April 2015 | News,Renewables
Election candidates urged to support £10 billion investment for south west

Regen SW has today written to MPs and Parliamentary candidates in the south west urging them to support the development of a world-leading renewable e...


Plan now to ensure you aren’t caught out by liver fluke

Fluke is a huge burden to the livestock industry, in terms of loss of production as well as lost opportunities from the fifth quarter. EBLEX has estim...


20 April 2015 | News,NFU
Satellite broadband connection charges ended for famers

Britain's largest satellite broadband provider is scrapping connection charges for farmers unable to get a fast broadband service, and who sign up for...


20 April 2015 | Animal Health,News,Products
New single-handed treatment gun for low dose meds

A new high precision treatment gun for single-handed low volume subcutaneous injections has been launched by Zoetis. The gun handles medications up...


17 April 2015 | Market Reports,News,Pigs
High-flying pork prices 'come back down to earth'

Pork prices are sharply lower, as robust global supply growth (driven by the US, Russia and Brazil) has outpaced rather subdued demand, dragging produ...


17 April 2015 | Finance,News
New guidance to stop fraudsters targeting farmers

With over 40% of all businesses in the UK experiencing fraud last year, a new guide has been published on the issue and is urging farmers to be especi...


17 April 2015 | Cereal,Crops,Farmshops,News,Produce
UK’s first commercial aquaponic farm to open in London

A London warehouse is being converted into the UK’s first commercial aquaponic farm, creating a pioneering new model for sustainable, ethical food pro...


16 April 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
Two generations of milk production to end as dairy herd is sold at auction

A Shropshire family’s decision to cease milk production will result in an important dispersal sale of the entire milking portion of their long founded...


16 April 2015 | News
Time is approaching for thinning apples

Supermarkets are very exacting about the size, consistency and appearance of the fruit in their stores and so apple growers must achieve the premium s...


16 April 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Finance,News
Scottish government grants farm payment extension

The Scottish deadline for farmers and crofters to submit their Single Application Form (SAF) has been extended, under flexibility from the EU, until J...


16 April 2015 | Finance,News
RPW Online 'working well' with one month to go

Most farmers are choosing to complete their SAF online. Since becoming available in February, more than 2500 SAFs have been submitted through RPW Onli...


16 April 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Maintain fungicide use to protect yields

In stark contrast to spring 2014 growers across the country are reporting crops to be generally clean of disease. This will undoubtedly come as welcom...


16 April 2015 | Finance,News,NFU
Rural crime declining, 'but no time for complacency'

There has been a decline in rural crimes such as vehicle and livestock theft, according to rural insurers NFU Mutual. The trend, based on insurance...


No 'one-size fits all' on animal disease

Catherine McLaughlin is the NFU's chief adviser for animal health and welfare. She visited Riga, in Latvia, to see how EU member states can control an...


Asda apologises over lamb mislabeling

A leading retailer has apologised after selling imported lamb in a Borders store incorrectly labelled as being born, bred and slaughtered in the UK. ...




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