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21 November 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,NFU

Although forecasts indicate no immediate risks, farmers are not yet 'out of the woods' in terms of the impact this year's extreme weather events could...

Extreme weather: Farmers 'not yet out of the woods' but concerns linger

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20 November 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News

Technology first used by NASA to grow plants extra-terrestrially is fast tracking improvements in a range of crops. Scientists have now improved th...

Scientists look at space-inspired speed breeding for crop improvement

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18 November 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News

The forthcoming EU ban on insecticides will leave crops "vulnerable" to an attack from disease spreading aphids, experts have warned. Within two ye...

Crops will be 'vulnerable' due to EU ban on insecticide used to control aphids

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16 November 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,Renewables and Environment

Former IG Group chief executive and stockbroker Nat le Roux has invested £2m in renewable biomass, reflecting the growing importance of green energy. ...

Former IG Group chief executive invests £2m in renewable biomass

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16 November 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,Shows and Events

Two of Britain’s most innovative potato breeders have been awarded with an annual accolade which recognises the sector's unsung heroes. Doug Harley...

Britain's most innovative potato growers recognised

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14 November 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News

Seaweed technology could be the answer to boosting crop yields at a time of declining chemical efficacy, with scientific breakthroughs revealing the b...

Seaweed technology could be answer to crop yield boost

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13 November 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News

A gene which helps plants control their response to disease could aid farmers with the development of disease resistant crops. Research findings co...

Key gene could help create disease resistant crops

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13 November 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,Renewables and Environment

A British crop protection company has won a major award for its work with farmers to help enhance the environment. Environmental Crop Management (E...

UK crop company wins major environmental award

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12 November 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,NFU

British farmers have voiced anger today that neonicotinoid insecticides remain banned in the UK but not in other European countries. Despite a ban ...

British farmers angry over neonicotinoid use in EU, despite ban

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9 November 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News

New research has identified areas of prime land in UK which could rival the Champagne region of France. Climate and viticulture experts have identi...

UK could rival France's Champagne region in grape growing

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8 November 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Government,News

Scotland’s world renowned seed potato industry risks losing its 13.5% EU market share in a no deal Brexit scenario, the Scottish Government has warned...

Scotland’s seed potato industry 'risks losing' major EU market share

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6 November 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Machinery and Equipment,News,Products

A small British agritech company has announced previews of an early version of Wilma, its Artificial Intelligence (AI) interface. Wilma is the core...

Agritech start-up unveils intelligent and autonomous crop robot 'Wilma'

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5 November 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News

ABP’s Port of Immingham has welcomed a substantial quantity of high-grade fertiliser for distribution to farmers across the country, from one of their...

High grade fertiliser distributes to farmers across UK

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4 November 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,NFU

The NFU has said it is "extremely concerned" for sugar beet growers following a move by British Sugar to take down its online portal. British beet ...

Growers left 'frustrated' after British Sugar takes down online portal

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2 November 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,Produce

UK onion production has been "severely affected" by weather conditions during 2018, with yields 40% down compared with a normal season. Higher leve...

UK onion production 'severely affected' by 2018 weather

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1 November 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Education,News

A new research project looking at the possibility of growing soybean in the UK as a profitable, low-carbon crop has received a £190,000 donation boost...

Boosted research to look at ways of growing soybean in UK

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1 November 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,Renewables and Environment

The UK Government has been urged to increase biomass volume by utilising the planting potential of up to 1.4 Mha of second-generation crops. In a r...

1.4Mha of second-generation crops could boost biomass, report says

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31 October 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Finance,News

The UK soft fruit industry can now benefit from energy and cost saving advice following the extension of the GrowSave programme. FEC Energy and the...

Energy saving programme extended to soft fruit sector

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31 October 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News

The autumn light leaf spot (LLS) preliminary forecast shows that the disease risk to winter oilseed rape is relatively low. The regional forecast h...

Light leaf spot risk relatively low, says autumn forecast

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30 October 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News

Plant scientists have urgently called on policy makers in the UK and EU to safeguard gene-editing technologies for agriculture. Leading researchers...

Safeguard gene-editing technologies for farming, scientists say

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28 October 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News

The first official estimate of the 2018 harvest shows significant falls in production of both wheat and barley compared with last year. Figures rel...

2018 harvest shows significant falls in production of wheat and barley

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26 October 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Education,News,Produce

Abandoned coal mining and civil air defence tunnels could be linked together to form underground, intensive crop planting areas to feed the rising pop...

Old coal mines could help create huge underground crop farms

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25 October 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News

A major bioethanol plant located in Teeside will pause production from the end of November, affecting thousands of jobs in the supply chain. The pl...

Major bioethanol plant to pause production due to 'difficult market conditions'

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24 October 2018 | Animal Health,Arable,Crops and Cereals,Government,News

The UK could lose access to EU alerts on animal and plant disease threats, which could in turn compromise farmers' biosecurity, a report has concluded...

Brexit could compromise farmers' biosecurity, Lords report says

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22 October 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,Produce,Supermarkets

Cambridgeshire farmers are set to harvest 1.6 million pumpkins this Halloween with the adoption of 'lo-fi' growing methods. Planted back in May, th...

Farmers go 'lo-fi' for Halloween with 1.6m pumpkins harvested

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