Arable news around the UK

29 May 2020



Crop insurance protects farmers against weather volatility

28 May 2020

Farmers told to protect crop yields

UK watercress harvest underway as planned despite Covid-19

28 May 2020

Grower anticipates 600 tonnes of the crop

NFU backs calls to grant farmers access to gene-editing tech

28 May 2020

MPs want to ditch 'damaging' EU rules

Obscure wasp species could help farmers protect OSR

28 May 2020

The species offer chemical-free pest control

Atlas of cattle genes sheds light on key traits

27 May 2020

Scientists create detailed library of cattle genes

Hands Free Farm completes first drilling operation

26 May 2020

World-first project achieves milestone

James Dyson to grow berries for UK market all-year round

26 May 2020

The fruit will be available from next year

New soil sequestration module to reduce carbon footprint

26 May 2020

Free carbon footprint tool has been updated

MPs call for Ag Bill to boost precision breeding post-Brexit

24 May 2020

Group urges government to back amendments

Webinar to explore potential of alternative crops in UK

22 May 2020

Plant proteins and novel crops have 'great potential'

Study to show impact of Covid-19 on UK food supply chain

21 May 2020

Will investigate the disruption to farmers

Farmers still need 'up to 40,000' workers to help pick crops

21 May 2020

This is despite an 'overwhelming' response

Waitrose and ITV to help farms recruit 70,000 workers

20 May 2020

Campaign to support Defra's 'Pick for Britain' initiative

Prince Charles calls for 'army of people' to help pick crops

19 May 2020

Prince of Wales shares a video message

Powdery mildew prediction tool boosts UK strawberry growers

18 May 2020

System calculates when to use fungicides

UK scientists breed wheat to boost whisky production

18 May 2020

Researchers breed designer wheat for distillers

Farmers measuring more to boost efficiencies, survey says

13 May 2020

Farmers are analysing inputs and outputs

'Lifeline' for growers as garden centres set to reopen

12 May 2020

Plant growers left devastated by Covid-19

Cover crop strategies 'essential' to farmers

11 May 2020

Cover crop costs calculated by new research

Lincs farms call for Student Land Army to help feed nation

8 May 2020

Students urged to support UK food security

Survey of East Midlands farms shows profits fall

8 May 2020

Outlook for harvest 2020 could be even worse

Sugar beet industry completes longest ever campaign

4 May 2020

Longest known uninterrupted European campaign

Coronavirus: Potato stocks 20 percent higher than last year

2 May 2020

Covid-19 has changed consumer demand

New British-made camera detects crop disease quickly

30 April 2020

New crop camera could boost global farming

Growers raise concerns over future viability of British oilseed rape

29 April 2020

Farmers seeking 'effective alternative' to neonics

Webinar to look at cannabis opportunities for UK farmers

28 April 2020

From farmer to pharma: What is the potential?

Adapt potato herbicide strategies to suit dry conditions, growers told

27 April 2020

Farmers urged to manage weed control programmes

Coronavirus: Furloughed employees urged to take up farm work

27 April 2020

British people encouraged to work on farms

Coronavirus: Farmers urged to post jobs on Pick for Britain site

25 April 2020

Agri-recruitment hub is now live

MP proposes prisoners help pick crops amid labour shortage

24 April 2020

MP says prisoners could ease labour shortfall