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22 October 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Grassland,News

A lowering of the AHDB’s Nutrient Management Guide’s (RB209) phosphate offtake values for cereals “could be justified”, according to results of a rec...

Changes to phosphate offtake values ‘could be justified’

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17 October 2018 | Dairy,Grassland,News,Shows and Events

A dairy farmer from Anglesey has won the British Grassland Society Farmer of the Year competition for 2018. Richard Rogers of Tre Ifan Farm has won...

Anglesey dairy farmer wins Grassland Farmer of the Year 2018

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5 September 2018 | Cattle,Grassland,News,Sheep

Beef and sheep farms are needed for a new project which will help farmers across Britain improve management of their grassland. Improving grassland...

Farms needed for new project with aim to improve grassland management

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25 July 2018 | Grassland,News

Grassland is suffering badly in the summer drought, leaving many livestock producers without forage – but festuloliums are proving their worth by rema...

Festuloliums remain 'green and healthy' while grassland suffers in heatwave

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5 July 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Grassland,News

The lack of rain and sustained heat in Wales has led to slow grass growth, affecting hay and silage yields. Welsh farmers have had to deal with ext...

Welsh hay and silage crop affected by ongoing heatwave

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18 May 2018 | Feed and Forage,Grassland,Husbandry,News

Farmers wanting to improve their grassland can now choose from 11 new varieties of ryegrass and one white clover variety when planning for reseeding. ...

12 new varieties added to the Recommended Grass & Clover Lists

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Latest figures released by Defra show the number of producers farming organically increased by almost 2% in 2017 - the first increase in at least six ...

Number of organic farmers rises by almost 2 percent in 2017

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16 April 2018 | Grassland,News,Property News,Sheep

Over 2,000 acres of farmland has become available in Wales for a small fee in what has been described as a "very rare" and "unique" opportunity. Ov...

'Unique' chance to farm 2,000 acres in Wales for small rental fee

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28 March 2018 | Animal Health,Feed and Forage,Grassland,News,Sheep

A secret to lamb with healthier fat levels could be growing unwanted weeds in your unkempt lawn, scientists have found. Nutrition researchers at th...

Common British weeds could hold the key to ‘healthier’ lamb

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22 March 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Education,Grassland,News

Firefighters and farmers are working together to help tackle grass fires by burning away excess grass on land. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service ...

Firefighters work with farmers to tackle grass fires in new initiative

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Many farmers go unrewarded in delivering "public goods" such as managing the environment, according to a survey of over 500 farmers. Significant im...

Many farmers go unrewarded in delivering 'public goods', survey finds

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Farmers are being encouraged to follow best practice guidance on spreading manure and dirty water during the ongoing wet and wintry weather. The Co...

Farmers reminded of slurry guidance following wintry weather

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1 March 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,Grassland,News

Researchers have found that cows fed a 100 percent organic grass and legume-based diet produce milk with elevated levels of omega-3 and and other heal...

Grass-fed dairy cows produce milk with higher levels of omega-3

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20 February 2018 | Forestry,Grassland,News,Renewables and Environment

One of Northern Ireland’s most iconic landscapes is in the limelight thanks to a five-year project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and backed b...

Farmers help conserve one of Northern Ireland's most iconic landscapes

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Farmers will need to innovate to drive their businesses forward in the new world that lies ahead – which will mean considering new business structures...

New ways of thinking and innovation will help farmers in 'new world that lies ahead'

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A more simplified Countryside Stewardship scheme has opened for 2018 application packs, after farmers complained the scheme is 'too complicated'. F...

New simplified Countryside Stewardship open for 2018 applications

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The growing importance of 'natural capital' has made some in the farming industry question how land could be valued in a way which prioritises sustain...

Counting the cost, value and benefits of natural capital in agriculture

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The government's 25-Year Environment Plan has been launched, which includes support for farmers to create 500,000 hectares of new habitat for endanger...

Farmers will help turn land into habitats and restore soil under new plans

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9 January 2018 | Grassland,News,Property News,Rural Life

A rural organisation has secured the protection of ancient Kentish landscape which could have been the location for a large housing and leisure develo...

Ancient Kent landscape will not be built upon, Supreme Court decides

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3 January 2018 | Grassland,News,Property News,Renewables and Environment

UK farmers have the potential to help reverse the dramatic declines of farmland birds over the past 40 years if given the funding and support, accordi...

Support and funding for farmers can help reverse 'dramatic decline' in birds

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28 December 2017 | Diversification,Finance,Grassland,News,Shows and Events

Optimising farming systems has emerged as the stand out theme of the first year of the Monitor Farm Scotland programme. Every one of the nine farms...

Optimising farming systems stand out theme for 1st year of Scottish Monitor Farms

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20 December 2017 | Arable,Grassland,News

Sterile brome has been rated as the second most problematic grass weed in the UK, after black-grass. The finding was part of a AHDB Cereals & Oilse...

Farmers rate sterile brome as grass weed enemy number two

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18 December 2017 | Arable,Grassland,News

Intensive grassland systems require active management to maintain productive, monocultural leys, including large inputs of fertiliser and periodic dis...

Multi-species grassland: Is it time to consider your roots?

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15 December 2017 | Government,Grassland,News,Renewables and Environment

Farming and environmental organisations have come together to seek a guarantee from Michael Gove that farmers who sign up to agri-environment schemes ...

Farmers call for ‘Gove guarantee’ on agri-environment schemes

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14 December 2017 | Feed and Forage,Grassland,News

Farmers have been urged to assess their stocks of fodder and plan ahead for the remainder of winter and spring. Local MPs and the Royal Scottish Ag...

Farmers urged to act now and assess fodder stocks

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