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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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14 August 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News

Early indications from this year’s harvest suggest farmers fortunes have varied dramatically across the East Midlands, after the last remaining wheat ...

Heatwave leaves East Midlands farmers counting the cost of unpredictable harvest

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13 August 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News

Plans have been announced to invest up to £60,000 to improve understanding of a major crop disease in cereals. The announcement follows the decisio...

£60k investment to improve understanding of major crop disease

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13 August 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Arable,Crops and Cereals,News

An environmental charity has urged British farmers to think about how the industry will manage without glyphosate following a landmark US court case. ...

British farmers urged to ditch glyphosate following landmark US court case

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9 August 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News

An innovative set of trials has helped farmers test the accuracy of nitrogen management in their winter wheat crops. Wheat yields differed both bet...

Tramline trials used to test winter wheat nitrogen accuracy

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9 August 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News

A revolutionary cereals fungicide has moved a step closer to the UK market with the news that Inatreq active has received EU annex 1 approval. Cort...

New Corteva fungicide for UK growers moves a step closer

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The impact of the summer heatwave on livestock and growers will be felt “for months to come”. According to a leading agronomist from the Royal Agri...

Impact of summer heatwave on farmers will be felt ‘for months’

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2 August 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News

Two new research projects on nitrogen and sulphur management in oats and wheat have been bolstered by a half a million pound co-investment from indust...

£500,000 investment to bolster nitrogen and sulphur research in oats and wheat

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25 July 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News,Produce

The current "carrot crisis" exacerbated by adverse weather conditions is likely to continue for months, according to growers. British carrot grower...

UK 'carrot crisis' likely to continue for months, say growers

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