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19 September 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News

Farmers are being asked to submit live samples of cabbage stem flea beetle with suspected resistance to insecticides for testing. AHDB-funded monit...

Cabbage stem flea beetles with suspected insecticide resistance needed

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19 September 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Government,News

A seasonal agricultural workers scheme could be the only possible sector-based work migration scheme permitted for low-skilled workers after Brexit, a...

Farmers must pay for 'privileged access' to low-skilled labour, report suggests

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18 September 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News

The Government has been urged to address the implications of an EU judicial ruling that classes gene-edited crops as Genetically Modified Organisms (G...

Call for clarity after EU ruling on gene-edited crops

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17 September 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News

Initial egg count results from the autumn wheat bulb fly survey suggest it is likely to be another relatively low-risk year for the pest. Conducted...

Early egg count results indicate a relatively low wheat bulb fly risk

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14 September 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Finance,News

News that Vivergo, the Hull-based ethanol producer, will close permanently at the end of the month is distressing, but it holds lessons for us all. ...

Variety choice is the first form of risk management

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13 September 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Finance,News

British Sugar and NFU Sugar have announced its agreement on sugar beet contract terms for 2019/20 in a move to help deliver better transparency and ce...

British Sugar and NFU Sugar announce 2019 sugar beet contract offer

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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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12 September 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Finance,News

The announcement that Vivergo Fuels will be closing its door for good has been described as a "significant blow" to the British grain industry, the NF...

Vivergo Fuels closure will deliver 'significant blow' to grain industry

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6 September 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Finance,News

Vivergo Fuels Ltd has confirmed it will cease production due to a difficult trading environment. The company, which sources from 900 farms, also bl...

Bioethanol producers Vivergo Fuels to close for good

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6 September 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Government,News

Non-EU migrant workers will now be able to work on British farms for six months in a new pilot scheme announced by the government. The two year pil...

Non-EU migrant labour to work on UK farms in new pilot scheme

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5 September 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,Produce,Supermarkets

The summer’s heatwave has helped produce an early apple crop of over six million apples - a 12% increase year-on-year - for a leading retailer. Fol...

Retailer harvests six million apples thanks to this year's weather swings

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5 September 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News

New outbreaks of a potentially devastating crop disease has been confirmed at sites in the UK and Ireland. Lettuce Fusarium wilt have been confirme...

New outbreaks of devastating crop disease confirmed in UK

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5 September 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Finance,News

A final call has been issued to British growers for those eligible to claim their share of historic overpaid levies being refunded by the EU Commissio...

Call issued for UK growers to claim share of EU overpayment worth £350k

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4 September 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News

Cereal experts are needed to join forces with levy board AHDB to help support data collection for the sector. As part of its ‘New Ways of Working’,...

Cereal experts needed to help support data collection

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4 September 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,Produce,Renewables and Environment

An award-winning high-yield farming system developed by a young British entrepreneur is currently being trialled in Wales. Adam Dixon will grow two...

Young entrepreneur trials award-winning farm system in Wales

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3 September 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Crops and Cereals,Finance,News

It is "more imperative than ever" for farmers to be adequately covered following the sustained hot summer which sparked a hike in crop values. Farm...

Farmers 'running the risk' of being underinsured following heatwave

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3 September 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News

A ground-breaking British project to cultivate grass pea in drought-prone areas has been awarded £1.2m funding. The bid to unlock the potential of ...

UK agri-scientists win funding to cultivate grass pea in drought-prone Africa

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3 September 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,Produce,Supermarkets

Morrisons is taking the plastic off most of its cucumbers during the British growing season as part of its plastic reduction programme. The move wi...

Morrisons announces plastic-free cucumbers

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3 September 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,Produce,Supermarkets

A notorious British chilli pepper grown by a Bedfordshire farmer has become even spicier thanks to abundant sunshine. The British-grown hot chilli ...

Notorious British-grown chilli pepper just got hotter

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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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1 September 2018 | Animal Health,Crops and Cereals,News,Renewables and Environment

Drought planning continues after the UK's driest summer since 1921 puts pressure on farming and the environment. The National Drought Group has urg...

Drought planning continues after hot summer puts pressure on farming

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30 August 2018 | Animal Health,Bees and Beekeeping,Crops and Cereals,News

Bumblebees acquire a taste for pesticide-laced food as they become more exposed to it, a behaviour showing possible symptoms of addiction. This stu...

Bumblebees acquire taste for pesticide-laced food, study shows

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A farm which has reverted back to traditional 1940's farming methods has boosted wildlife numbers by more than 300 percent. 111 acres of farmland o...

Farm reverts back to 1940's farming methods and sees wildlife boost

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30 August 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,Produce

Robotic experts are working with world-famous jam makers to find new and efficient ways of picking strawberries with robots. In some UK farms, up t...

Robotic experts work with jam makers to look at new ways of picking fruit

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