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27 May 2018 | Online since 2003

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A research group is looking at ways to move farmers away from using potentially-damaging plastic, which could be affecting the soil and plants it touc...

Scientists look at ways farmers can move away from 'damaging' plastic

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24 May 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News

A brand new type of tomato has been created in British soil to mirror the qualities of its sweet Mediterranean counterparts. The Goutini, to be mad...

Growers create new tomato type following four-year trial

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23 May 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Finance,Government,News

A bill has been laid in Parliament today that ensure nursery growers are treated equally to other agricultural businesses regarding business rates. ...

New bill ensures nursery growers treated equally on business rates

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21 May 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News

The welcome surge in hot sunny weather has triggered the unwelcome start of Bruchid beetle warnings – just as the winter bean crops are reaching the d...

Surge in hot weather triggers Bruchid beetle warning

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18 May 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News

Organisations and bodies within the farming industry have joined forces to promote best practice to help ensure the continued availability and efficac...

Organisations unite to promote glyphosate stewardship

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Two companies have agreed to donate nearly £30,000 to a river charity after a rotting potato pile in a warehouse polluted a tributary of the River Sti...

Companies donate £30,000 to river charity following rotting potato pollution

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17 May 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Government,News

The European General Court has today rejected industry evidence that the European Commission decision to restrict neonicotinoids did not have a legal ...

EU court rejects evidence that neonic ban has no legal basis

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17 May 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Government,News

A group of MPs called for action on the introduction of a more environmentally friendly petrol, which also supports the British farming industry. T...

MPs say introduction of E10 petrol helps environment and British farming

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Two Suffolk farming brothers are aiming to feed a million bumblebees this year to help reverse the decline in these vital pollinators. Mark and Pau...

Two farming brothers aim to feed one million bees

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14 May 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News

The Jersey potato crop has been "hammered" by a week of sub-zero temperatures at the end of February and the damage caused is said to be very severe. ...

Jersey potato crop 'hammered' by poor winter weather

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10 May 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News

Wheat from the UK could begin exporting to Cuba if mutual interests and conditions between the two countries are successfully met. The Agriculture ...

UK explores opportunities to export wheat to Cuba

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Young people do not share the concerns of older generations about GM foods and other futuristic farming techniques, according to new research. A ne...

Millennials embrace futuristic farming methods to increase food production

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8 May 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News

Daffodils grown by a Welsh sheep farmer have been found to contain a higher-than-usual amount of galantamine, a compound known to slow Alzheimer's dis...

Welsh farmer's daffodils could help 250,000 Alzheimer's sufferers

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4 May 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Government,News

The EU's Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan has agreed a derogation for arable farmers in the UK from the three-crop rule requirements. Whilst...

EU agrees UK exemption from three crop rule

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Crop experts have spoken of their concerns that the recent ban on all outdoor uses of three key neonicotinoids will affect yields and push consumer pr...

Crop scientists say neonics ban will affect yields and push prices up

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2 May 2018 | Appointments,Crops and Cereals,News

Arable farmers face substantial losses as an important source of gene resistance against one of the leading pathogens of oilseed rape is becoming less...

New research warns of resistance gene at risk in oilseed rape

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30 April 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News

British Sugar and NFU Sugar have today announced a series of improvements to the Industry Harvest and Haulage Scheme (IHHS). The scheme was set up ...

Improvements to Industry Harvest and Haulage Scheme announced

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30 April 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Market Reports,News

The stocks of potatoes held by growers at the end of March totalled 1.3Mt, according to an Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board estimate. ...

Potato stocks reach 1.3m tonnes but marketing season may extend

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27 April 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Government,News,NFU

The NFU has called the decision to ban the use of neonicotinoids to all outdoor crops as a "regrettable decision not justified by evidence". On Fri...

EU's neonics ban 'regrettable decision not justified by evidence', NFU says

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27 April 2018 | Bees and Beekeeping,Crops and Cereals,Government,News

EU member states have voted for proposals to enforce an almost-complete ban on the use of neonicotinoid insecticides across the EU. On Friday morni...

EU votes in favour to enforce near-total ban on neonicotinoids

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27 April 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Finance,News

German agri-chemical giant BASF has signed an agreement to acquire Bayer's additional seeds and crop protection businesses and asset. The expanded ...

BASF signs agreement to acquire additional businesses from Bayer

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26 April 2018 | Agri Safety,Crops and Cereals,Government,News

EU member states are due to vote on proposals to ban the outdoor use of three neonicotinoid pesticides. Since December 2013 three neonicotinoid pes...

EU member states to vote on proposals to extend neonicotinoid ban

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A satellite due to launch into space today will measure soil moisture and crops for food security and precision farming purposes. The Sentinel-3B s...

Space satellite to help UK measure soil moisture and crops

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20 April 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Feed and Forage,News,Organic

The demand for organic animal feed is increasing, with a new report revealing that demand significantly outstrips supply. The Soil Association’s Or...

Rising demand for organic feed presents opportunities for arable farming

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19 April 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,Produce

The body charged with keeping global trade in plant products safe has adopted new standards aimed at preventing destructive agricultural pests from ju...

New standards adopted to prevent destructive agricultural pests