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30 August 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Market Reports,News

English wheat acreage is down by 2.5 per cent this year, according to provisional figures from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs ...

Wheat down, barley up in first Defra estimates

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30 August 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News

A Lincolnshire farmer has set a new world record yield for combining peas by harvesting a crop of 6.47t/ha. No stranger to record yield attempts wi...

New world record for combined peas set in Lincs

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The Voluntary Initiative is urging oilseed rape growers to ‘change one thing’ this autumn to help avoid restrictions on key herbicides vital to the vi...

Initiative urges OSR growers to 'change one thing' to protect water from herbicides

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A project which aims to be the first in the world to plant, tend and harvest a crop with only autonomous vehicles is set to harvest spring barley duri...

Hands Free Hectare project set to harvest spring barley in world-first

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22 August 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News,Sheep

Untangling the genetics that control and regulate the yield of a crop is a complicated, but potentially rewarding puzzle, according to a crop expert. ...

'Green revolution' genes promise additional crop yield, crop expert says

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17 August 2017 | Arable,Dairy,Finance,Government,Market Reports,News,Pigs,Sheep

Brexit will have important implications on UK agricultural commodity markets due to potentially significant changes to trade flows, according to a new...

Report paints uncertain future for British agriculture post-Brexit

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Brexit could provide sectors of Australian agriculture with an 'unprecedented opportunity' to enhance trading relationships between the two countries ...

Brexit presents 'unprecedented opportunity' for UK trade, says Australian farm groups

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10 August 2017 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Arable,News,Rural Life

Arable farmers are explaining to those living in rural areas that bird scaring devices are a ‘noisy but necessary’ evil at harvest time. Growers ar...

Farmers explain to public that bird scaring devices are a 'noisy but necessary' evil

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10 August 2017 | Arable,Education,Machinery and Equipment,News,Rural Life

British scholar Thomas Robert Malthus once famously predicted that the world’s population would outgrow the rate of food production. While things h...

Can smart technology combat the food crisis?

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10 August 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News,Organic

Yields increase quickly in response to annual applications of organic materials and the value of organic material goes beyond its nutrient value, acco...

Value of organic materials revealed by research

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8 August 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Education,News

A group of internationally renowned crop scientists have called for a new global crop network which will help tackle pressing issues affecting food se...

Scientists call for global crop network to help combat food insecurity

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Agri-chemical giant Bayer and Rothamsted Research have entered into a collaboration that will support the development of more sustainable means of tac...

Bayer and Rothamsted Research join forces to develop ‘digital revolution’ in detecting farm threats

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7 August 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Forestry,News,Organic

The practice of agroforestry has been described as a ‘win-win’ approach to management, as it offers the opportunity for multifunctional land use, says...

Agroforestry: an opportunity for sustainable intensification of farmland – Farming Connect

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7 August 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Government,News

Scotland’s rural affairs minister has written to the UK Government to seek assurances that it will not impose cultivation of GM crops against Scotland...

Scotland writes to Gove seeking assurances it won't adapt GM crops

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28 July 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News

A new study released has set out framework for valuing soil’s contribution to food and wider ecosystem services across Europe. Soil scientists at t...

New study shows importance of soil on food production across Europe

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28 July 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News,Shows and Events

Forward-thinking farmers and agronomists will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of novel science and innovative technology when the CropTec...

CropTec 2017 – knowledge exchange event returns to drive arable innovation

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Farmers have been told to support pollinators and crop pest predators to help improve crop yields, delivering a 'win-win' for farming and wildlife. ...

Supporting pollinators helps improve crop yields creating 'win-win' situation, group says

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16 July 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Market Reports,News

Spring barley popularity continues to grow in the UK, with latest figures showing that the area is estimated at 725,000ha - up 9 per cent from 2016. ...

Survey shows spring barley popularity continuing to grow, but OSR down

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14 July 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Government,News

A campaign has been launched to encourage the adoption of lean principles into horticultural businesses to help improve labour efficiencies in product...

Campaign launched to adopt lean principles in horticulture

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13 July 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Market Reports,News

A new mapping of farms’ crop yield results this harvest season has been released, helping to build a picture of geographical variety performance. T...

Online map shows crop yield results this harvest season

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13 July 2017 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Arable,News

Farmers will be looking to make the most of the fine weather as the harvest season approaches – but working in agriculture comes with dangers too. ...

Farmers urged to take extra care during this year's harvest

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12 July 2017 | Arable,Market Reports,News

A major new research study shows that farmers could remove nearly 200 million tonnes of CO2 – the equivalent of closing 50 coal power plants - from th...

Report says 'conservation agriculture' can remove 200m tonnes of CO2

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11 July 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News

The UK is in a 'race against time' to develop crops more resilient and more diverse to climate change. Scientists, producers and industry experts h...

UK in 'race against time' to develop climate resistant crops

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Farmers in Cheshire have received £20,000 to grow cover crops in a bid to help improve water quality. The farmers, who farm land over important wat...

Cheshire farmers receive £20,000 to grow cover crops to improve water quality

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10 July 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Education,Government,News

The UK agri-science sector has seen a reduction in valuable EU-funded work as a result of Brexit, according to crop researchers. Future EU variety ...

UK agri-science sector will suffer because of Brexit, says crop chief

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