Arable news around the UK

17 April 2019

EU Parliament’s pesticides committee 'reached wrong conclusions', UK MEP says

15 April 2019

EU's PEST Committee reached 'wrong conclusions and disregarded key evidence'

New fertiliser made by used batteries to launch in UK

12 April 2019

This fertiliser is made using old alkaline batteries

England's seven new Monitor Farms aim to bring whole-farm approach

9 April 2019

Seven new Monitor Farms bring whole-farm approach

Project to analyse true costs per crop to give farmers accuracy

8 April 2019

The status quo for farmers is 'unsustainable' and will be 'exacerbated'

Legacy of UK research on weed management is being 'eroded'

5 April 2019

Essential weed management info could be lost to the farming industry

EU approval secured for renewal of nitrates derogation in NI

28 March 2019

This includes the removal of the ban on the use of Urea chemical fertiliser

Chlorothalonil ban will 'rob' farmers of 'vital' product

27 March 2019

The number of plant protection products available to growers is shrinking

Water for food should be classified as an 'essential use', Defra told

21 March 2019

Water for food production is 'equal in status' to water for public supply

Volunteer crops main cause of elevated erucic acid levels in OSR

27 February 2019

Elevated levels of erucic acid in double-low oilseed rape (OSR) crops are most likely to be the result of crop contamination by high or elev...

Arable farmers struggle to plan ahead due to Brexit uncertaity

27 February 2019

The continued uncertainty surrounding Brexit is now impacting the grain trade, the NFU has warned, with British arable businesses struggling...

Project to link tech with knowledge to deliver greater advice for farmers

26 February 2019

A new project has been launched which aims to look at how technologies can be linked with knowledge to deliver a greater level of advice to ...

Farmers help reverse decline in key earthworm types

22 February 2019

Farmers are helping reverse a decline in key earthworm types on their land by making changes to their soil management practices. A study ...

Neonics ban blamed for UK oilseed rape crop losses

19 February 2019

There has been a 'significant loss' in this year’s winter oilseed rape planted area, with nearly four times as much lost than last autumn, a...

New research could help farmers deal with damaging weather fluctuations

18 February 2019

Researchers have uncovered new evidence about the agriculturally important process of vernalisation in a development that could help farmers...

Exposure to glyphosate increases risk of cancer by 41%, research warns

14 February 2019

People who have a high exposure to the popular herbicide glyphosate have a 41% increased risk of developing a certain type of cancer, resear...

New report looks at Brexit challenges across UK farming sectors

2 February 2019

A new report released by AHDB presents a new insight into the potential impacts on trade in agricultural and horticultural goods once the UK...

Pesticide approval for EU market could take 3 years in event of 'no deal'

30 January 2019

British businesses that wish to place a new pesticide on the EU market in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit will need to make a separate appli...

ADM merger will add 'extra financial pressure' on UK farmers, NFU says

20 January 2019

The merger between US-based Archer Daniels Midlands and Gleadell Agriculture will “massively reduce” farmers' options in the grain market, t...

Small Robot Company raises £1m in quest for sustainable farming

16 January 2019

A British agri-tech company which advocates sustainable farming by using robots on-farm has secured more than £1.2m through an online crowdf...

Canada stands by decision to keep glyphosate products on market

15 January 2019

Canadian scientists have defended their conclusion that glyphosate is safe after the country's health regulator received eight notices of ob...

AHDB Milling Wheat Conference to look closer at quality

15 January 2019

Selecting the right variety through to meeting specification for the baking of a quality loaf will be explored at the AHDB Milling Wheat Con...

Climate change poses threat to UK growing patterns, survey shows

19 December 2018

The challenge of climate change could post a threat to traditional UK growing patterns, according to an annual harvest yield survey. The ...

World Soil Day: Importance of soil for productive farming highlighted

5 December 2018

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. ...

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

28 November 2018

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

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

22 November 2018

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 Eas...

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

7 November 2018

Unless the Government can negotiate continued UK participation in the EU’s chemical regulation system, chemicals registered by UK companies ...

2018 harvest shows significant falls in production of wheat and barley

28 October 2018

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

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

25 October 2018

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

Brexit could compromise farmers' biosecurity, Lords report says

24 October 2018

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

Challenging weather tests Britain's ploughmen during national championships

18 October 2018

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