Arable news around the UK

19 October 2020

Light leaf spot risk lowest for several years, forecast shows

15 October 2020

Risk in winter OSR among lowest recorded

GB potato area third lowest on record, new estimate shows

14 October 2020

Processors scaled back due to pandemic

Rebel growers criticise AHDB's January ballot date

13 October 2020

AHDB plans vote on horticulture levy next year

2020 GB potato planted area 'one of lowest on record'

12 October 2020

Figures show a 2.3% year-on-year drop

French government unveils glyphosate restrictions

12 October 2020

Stops short of full ban due to lack of alternatives

EU is stifling gene editing tools, plant breeding firms warn

9 October 2020

EU survey shows need for regulatory reform

Government told to ditch 'damaging' sugar import quota

7 October 2020

Plan has potential to undercut British growers

AHDB unveils 'yes or no' vote on horticulture levy

6 October 2020

Ballot confirmed on statutory levy for horticulture

Three-year study to improve control of downy mildew

5 October 2020

New drive to control downy mildew and blight

Deadline nears for funding that promotes better soil

5 October 2020

Deadline for capital funding for tyres looms

Forecast shows early onset of phoma in oilseed rape

2 October 2020

'Important to look for symptoms in the field'

Growers to vote on future of AHDB Horticulture levy

30 September 2020

Growers given change to decide future of levy

New changes made to UK seed potato assurance scheme

30 September 2020

Amendments add protection to seed exports

UK gin threatened as plant disease grips juniper trees

29 September 2020

Invasive plant disease impacting gin production

Early egg counts reveal wheat bulb fly risk divide

28 September 2020

Variation in cereal pest's risk in 2020

Be vigilant with seed in over-yeared bags, growers urged

28 September 2020

Reports of bags ripping during movement

OSR resurgence coincides with flea beetle activity

21 September 2020

CSFB numbers increasing rapidly recently

Grain 'swimming' robot tackles post-harvest storage losses

21 September 2020

Robot could save 380t of grain every year

Farmers urged to respond to consultation on sugar imports

19 September 2020

Plans to introduce 260,000t of raw sugar tariff free

Metaldehyde slug pellets to be outlawed in March 2022

18 September 2020

Pesticide used to control slugs to be banned

Cover cropping 'could be saviour' amid volatile weather

18 September 2020

Expert says it could reap benefits for farmers

CropTec to go digital as Covid-19 crisis continues

18 September 2020

Arable technical event to go fully virtual

Data confirms record poor harvest after volatile weather

16 September 2020

Farmers have faced challenging harvesting conditions

90% of conventionally farmed soils are thinning, study finds

16 September 2020

Researchers call for soil conservation strategies

Large-scale study reveals desirable wheat traits

15 September 2020

Largest genetic analysis ever done of any crop

EU growers face 'dire' cash-flow situation

14 September 2020

Wheat and OSR production plummets

Autumn-sown spring beans could fill winter seed shortage

14 September 2020

It could help solve problem of short seed stocks

NI opens £21.4m Covid-19 support fund for farmers

11 September 2020

11,300 farm businesses will benefit

Dormancy dilemma for black-grass decisions

11 September 2020

Tests show dormancy rates of over 80%

Poll gives insight into growers' drilling date intentions

4 September 2020

Most growers are taking the 'sensible approach'