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22 February 2019 | Arable,News,Renewables and Environment

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

Farmers help reverse decline in key earthworm types

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19 February 2019 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News

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 survey sh...

Neonics ban blamed for UK oilseed rape crop losses

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18 February 2019 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News

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

New research could help farmers deal with damaging weather fluctuations

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14 February 2019 | Arable,News

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

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

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

New report looks at Brexit challenges across UK farming sectors

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30 January 2019 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Government,News,Products

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 application to ...

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

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20 January 2019 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Finance,News,NFU

The merger between US-based Archer Daniels Midlands and Gleadell Agriculture will “massively reduce” farmers' options in the grain market, the NFU has...

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

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16 January 2019 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Machinery and Equipment,News

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

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

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15 January 2019 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News,Products

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

Canada stands by decision to keep glyphosate products on market

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15 January 2019 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News,Shows and Events

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

AHDB Milling Wheat Conference to look closer at quality

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19 December 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News,Renewables and Environment

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

Climate change poses threat to UK growing patterns, survey shows

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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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