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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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14 January 2019 | Crops and Cereals,News

Potato store managers will benefit from an £800,000 fund for sprout suppression and storage advice as the uncertainty around the future of Chlorpropha...

Major fund to tackle uncertainty around future of sprout suppressant

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11 January 2019 | Crops and Cereals,News

A company director has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for the online sale of plant protection products containing prohibited substances. An ...

Man sentenced to prison after selling banned plant protection product

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11 January 2019 | Crops and Cereals,News

A new campaign looks to increase awareness of British watercress, inspiring a new audience of consumers to include it in their diet. Although water...

New campaign to increase awareness of British watercress

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11 January 2019 | Crops and Cereals,Finance,News

An agri-tech company looking to progress vertical indoor farming has secured £1 million in their efforts to feed the world's growing population. Th...

British agri-tech company secures £1m to build 'farms of the future'

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10 January 2019 | Crops and Cereals,News

Relatively low cereal disease pressures in 2018 have provided a rare opportunity to reflect on the UK pathogen population. No unexpected disease ou...

Industry reflects on UK cereal pathogens following 'low risk' 2018

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9 January 2019 | Appointments,Crops and Cereals,News,Organic,Rural Life

A Pembrokeshire farmer who diversified into growing organic crops is seeking a new and younger business partner to work alongside him, and could even ...

Farmer who diversified into organic seeks new business partner

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8 January 2019 | Crops and Cereals,News

A major new project will see the use of spiders' natural toxins to offer a more sustainable approach to crop protection by reducing chemical inputs. ...

Spiders' natural toxins to help protect crops in new project

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8 January 2019 | Crops and Cereals,News

Greenvale Seed, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of seed potatoes has announced it’s intention to exclusively supply UK growers with a new variety of...

Tyson – delivering a heavyweight punch for potato growers

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25 December 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News

A ban on the most-commonly used slug control product, metaldehyde, in 18 months’ time will present a 'major challenge' to growers. Slugs are a majo...

Metaldehyde ban presents 'huge challenge' to growers

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24 December 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,Renewables and Environment

Farmers battled hard to bring Christmas dinner to tables this year due to the heatwave’s effect on crops and livestock, according to experts. The b...

Six ways climate change affected Christmas Dinner this year

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20 December 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News

Shoppers bought three per cent more British potatoes this year compared to 2015, new data shows, amid fears of sliding sales. The figures for the l...

Potato sales rise 3 points to 2.2m tonnes amid campaign success

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19 December 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News

The banning of metaldehyde is “hugely disappointing” and will have a “major impact” on British farmers and growers, the NFU said today. Defra has a...

UK metaldehyde ban will have 'major impact' on British farmers

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19 December 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News

British seed growers are being asked to share their feedback on potential changes to the scope of the Safe Haven Standards, the seed potato assurance ...

Grower feedback wanted on changes to seed potato standards

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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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17 December 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,Renewables and Environment

Warmer winters as a result of a changing global climate will delay the start of the UK growing season resulting in lower quality yields. Milder win...

Milder winters will delay UK growing season, researchers say

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14 December 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News

Cereal production and the area of cereals grown in Scotland have decreased in 2018 due to the severe winter and sustained heatwave in the summer. T...

Scottish cereal harvest in 2018 affected by extreme weather

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12 December 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News

UK potato production has hit its lowest level since 2012 and the fourth smallest since 1960, down by 13% on the five-year average of 5.6m tonnes at 4....

UK potato production hits lowest level since 2012

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7 December 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Government,News

Conservative MEPs have condemned EU moves to re-open the decision to licence glyphosate as "politically motivated". The European Parliament's Speci...

EU moves to re-open glyphosate issue 'politically motivated', Tory MEPs say

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7 December 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News

Farmers are being encouraged to take part in a survey as part of efforts to improve barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) management in winter cereal crops...

Barley yellow dwarf virus survey seeks to improve management

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6 December 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News

A flexible variety trialling system that looks beyond headline yields is required by growers in the UK, a survey suggests. This is a key conclusion...

Growers want flexible variety trialling system, survey suggests

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6 December 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News

New gene combinations in barley could prove a budding success for breeders and brewers across the world, according to a new study. The study, publi...

New gene combinations in barley could improve grain quality

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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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