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5 December 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News,Shows and Events

Farmers around the world are getting behind a UN-led campaign to highlight the importance of healthy soil and the role it plays in society. For Wor...

World Soil Day: Importance of soil for productive farming highlighted

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Any new environmental scheme post-Brexit must provide “certainty and resilience” for the arable sector, especially in periods of volatile prices and l...

Farmers call for 'certainty and resilience' with proposed ELM schemes

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22 November 2018 | Arable,News,Shows and Events

A mixed arable, beef and sheep farm based in the Highlands has been announced as Scotland's 'Arable Farm of the Year'. Rhynie Farm in Easter Ross, ...

Highland farm announced as Scotland's 'Arable Farm of the Year'

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7 November 2018 | Arable,Government,News,Products

Unless the Government can negotiate continued UK participation in the EU’s chemical regulation system, chemicals registered by UK companies won’t be v...

Slow progress on ensuring chemical safety post-Brexit, Committee finds

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28 October 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News

The first official estimate of the 2018 harvest shows significant falls in production of both wheat and barley compared with last year. Figures rel...

2018 harvest shows significant falls in production of wheat and barley

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25 October 2018 | Arable,News,Shows and Events

Three farmers from across Scotland with "very different" approaches to their business have been named the finalists for Scottish Arable Farm of the Ye...

Farm businesses battle to win title of Scottish Arable Farm of Year

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24 October 2018 | Animal Health,Arable,Crops and Cereals,Government,News

The UK could lose access to EU alerts on animal and plant disease threats, which could in turn compromise farmers' biosecurity, a report has concluded...

Brexit could compromise farmers' biosecurity, Lords report says

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18 October 2018 | Arable,News,Rural Life,Shows and Events

Unexpected and challenging weather conditions tested Britain’s ploughmen and women in the 68th British National Ploughing Championships. Held at Au...

Challenging weather tests Britain's ploughmen during national championships

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11 October 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News,Products

The Government has rejected an application for emergency authorisation to use two products containing neonicotinoids to treat sugar beet seed next yea...

Emergency authorisation to use neonicotinoids rejected

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11 October 2018 | Arable,Bees and Beekeeping,Crops and Cereals,News

The Government has approved the sale of the insecticide Sequoia following a request from Dow AgroSciences. The pest control product will only be al...

Defra approves sale of Sequoia for use only in greenhouses

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11 October 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Finance,Government,News,NFU,Produce

Producer organisations will continue to be funded until the end of the current parliament, regardless of the outcome of negotiations with the EU. D...

Producer organisation funding guaranteed until end of Parliament

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10 October 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News

This year is one of the lowest-risk years for wheat bulb fly since monitoring began, according to the final results from a survey of the pest. Cond...

2018 lowest-risk year for wheat bulb fly since monitoring began

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8 October 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News

This summer's drought has led to a significant drop of total EU cereal production, estimated at 8% below the last five-year average. EU total cerea...

Summer drought leads to significant drop in EU cereal

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5 October 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News

Farmers have been told to consider a range of strategies when considering alternative solutions to using the herbicide Diquat if it becomes banned. ...

Potential Diquat ban challenges future harvest

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3 October 2018 | Arable,News,Renewables and Environment

Adding wildflowers to arable field margins could provide a larder of insects for Europe’s declining barn swallow population, a new study has found. ...

Wildflowers on farmland could be key in reversing swallow declines

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3 October 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News

The release of the NFU’s annual harvest survey shows mixed results across the arable sector, leading to calls for better volatility management from Go...

Mixed harvest results lead to calls for increased volatility measures

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24 September 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News

Water restrictions will be likely in spring 2019 if winter rainfall is below average, as more than 300 dry-weather environmental incidents were record...

Water restrictions 'likely' in spring if winter rainfall below average

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12 September 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Government,News

A West Midlands farmer was in Brussels this week to take his message about safe use of pesticides directly to lawmakers in the European Parliament. ...

British farmer takes pesticide message to heart of the EU

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3 September 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Arable,Crops and Cereals,News

An unlikely new weapon in farming’s battle with the multi-million pound slug menace has been revealed – Swiss-style muesli. Crop experts at Scotlan...

Swiss-style muesli can help in farmers' battle against slugs

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3 September 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Finance,Government,News

New EU proposals may be granted to help farmers provide sufficient feed to their animals amid a Europe-wide drought. The European Commission packag...

EU presents new proposals to support drought-stricken farmers

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29 August 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News

As scientists report that the unseasonably hot weather that has seen the UK bask in the hottest summer for 40 years could last until 2022, one wheat b...

‘Exceptionally warm’ weather tests variety performance

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28 August 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News,Renewables and Environment

"Game-changing opportunities" for new agri-systems are expected following the launch of the world's most technically advanced vertical farm, in Scotla...

'World's most advanced' vertical farm launched in Scotland

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21 August 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News

The acreage of English winter barley was down more than six per cent this year, according to government statistics. Provisional arable crop figures...

Acreage of English winter barley down more than 6% this year

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17 August 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News

A group of more than 200 scientists from 20 different countries have sequenced the wheat genome in a bid to meet future food demands. The Internati...

Wheat genome finally sequenced in bid to help meet future food demand

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15 August 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News

A delegation of Chinese cereal buyers have visited the UK to explore new opportunities for importing British wheat and barley into China. The four-...

Chinese delegation explores opportunities to import UK grain

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