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25 March 2019 | Crops and Cereals,News

With oilseed rape about to enter the critical flowering period, a sclerotinia infection risk alerts service has been reinstated for 2019. The web-b...

'Traffic-light' tool highlights sclerotinia infection risk in OSR

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22 March 2019 | Crops and Cereals,News

An inquiry has been launched to understand the issues and barriers around introducing E10 in the UK which is already available in many other developed...

Inquiry launched looking at introducing E10 fuel in UK

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Monsanto has suffered a second major blow as a federal jury in California found that its Roundup weed killer product caused a man's cancer. It foll...

Second blow to Monsanto as US jury rules Roundup caused man's cancer

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Defra has been urged to take into account the needs of farmers surrounding water abstraction as water for food is an “essential use”. The Country L...

Water for food should be classified as an 'essential use', Defra told

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19 March 2019 | Crops and Cereals,News

A new video which helps growers develop essential skills in the UK horticulture sector has been launched in seven different languages. To increase ...

'Becoming a Champion': Video guides next generation of crop pickers

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18 March 2019 | Crops and Cereals,News

An annual scheme which aims to minimise the risk of metaldehyde reaching watercourses has seen over 89% of eligible farmers sign up. Severn Trent’s...

Farmers help improve water quality after 'Farm to Tap' scheme

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18 March 2019 | Crops and Cereals,Finance,News,Products

A Lancashire agricultural company is helping farmers around the world to increase their crop yields after it sees record demand for its products. L...

Lancs firm sees record world demand for its crop yield products

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18 March 2019 | Crops and Cereals,News

Light leaf spot (LLS) risk has remained relatively low, according to the spring update of the 2018/19 forecast. Each spring, the autumn forecast is...

Overall light leaf spot risk remains relatively low

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15 March 2019 | Crops and Cereals,Husbandry,News

Farmers in Northern Ireland have been encouraged to buy local grain as it makes 'good business sense' to have a shorter supply chain. The Ulster Fa...

Northern Irish farmers encouraged to buy local grain

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14 March 2019 | Crops and Cereals,News

Crop-destroying aphid pests will start to fly about two weeks earlier than average this year, a new forecast shows. The relatively early flights ar...

Aphids will fly two weeks earlier due to warm winter

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13 March 2019 | Crops and Cereals,News

Farmers have been encouraged to check their oilseed rape crop to prevent boron deficiency, as the nutrient is often 'underused' and 'forgotten' on man...

Farmers told to check oilseed rape for boron deficiency

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8 March 2019 | Crops and Cereals,News

The 2019 virus yellows forecast is 'high' and shows the consequence of the mild winter and the exceptionally warm conditions experienced at the end of...

2019 virus yellows forecast is 'high' following mild winter

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8 March 2019 | Crops and Cereals,News,Property News

Acreage for the British wine industry has tripled since 2000 cementing it as one of the fastest-growing agricultural sectors in the UK. Latest figu...

Acreage for British wine industry triples since 2000

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8 March 2019 | Crops and Cereals,Government,Meat,News,Produce

The Soil Association has highlighted the top 10 risks posed by a US-UK trade deal post-Brexit following comments from the US ambassador that the EU is...

Top 10 food and farming risks posed by US-UK trade deal

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A competition has been launched to match engineers with growers to develop new technology to improve the sector's labour efficiencies. The winning ...

Competition looks to match engineers with growers to improve farm labour

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7 March 2019 | Crops and Cereals,Government,News

Farmers are now able to employ up to 2,500 non-EU migrant workers for work under the newly opened seasonal workers pilot. The pilot, announced by H...

Farms now able to employ 2,500 non-EU migrant workers under new pilot

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6 March 2019 | Crops and Cereals,News

British growers are being urged to look out for symptoms of a potential new virus that could be devastating to crops of tomatoes and peppers. First...

Growers urged to look out for potential new crop virus

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6 March 2019 | Crops and Cereals,Diversification,News

A Scottish farming family who turn misshapen potatoes into vodka have opened a tasting room and visitor experience on their farm. The project was d...

Scottish farming family open vodka visitor experience centre

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1 March 2019 | Crops and Cereals,Finance,News

The Farm Business Income forecast for 2018/19 shows that all farm sectors have seen a decrease in income, except for cereals. The weather is expect...

All farm sectors see decrease in income except for cereals

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1 March 2019 | Crops and Cereals,Government,News

A major ethanol production plant in the UK which closed down last year due to 'difficult market conditions' will now reopen. The bioethanol plant i...

Major UK ethanol plant to resume production following closure

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27 February 2019 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Government,News,NFU

The continued uncertainty surrounding Brexit is now impacting the grain trade, the NFU has warned, with British arable businesses struggling to plan a...

Arable farmers struggle to plan ahead due to Brexit uncertaity

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27 February 2019 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News

Elevated levels of erucic acid in double-low oilseed rape (OSR) crops are most likely to be the result of crop contamination by high or elevated eruci...

Volunteer crops main cause of elevated erucic acid levels in OSR

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26 February 2019 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News

A new project has been launched which aims to look at how technologies can be linked with knowledge to deliver a greater level of advice to farm busin...

Project to link tech with knowledge to deliver greater advice for farmers

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22 February 2019 | Bees and Beekeeping,Crops and Cereals,Government,News,Products

An MP has warned that an EU crackdown on a commonly-used pesticide may have “unintended consequences” for farmers. Conservative MP for Gordon, Coli...

MP warns of ‘unintended consequences’ of EU crackdown on pesticides

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22 February 2019 | Crops and Cereals,Finance,News

Growing maize under film could provide farmers with benefits worth more than £200 per hectare compared to conventional methods. The improved nutrit...

Growing maize under film provides farmers with financial boost

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