Arable news around the UK

21 January 2021

Revolutionary new system could transform grain drying

21 January 2021

US start-up develops grain drying system

Food and farming educational initiative to go ahead in 2021

20 January 2021

Grow Your Own Potatoes programme set to commence

Ballot papers sent to growers on future of AHDB Horticulture

20 January 2021

Growers have until 10 February to vote

Seasonal farm workers must take Covid test before arrival

18 January 2021

Government has updated rules amid new variants

New discovery paves way for crops to be grown in damaged soils

15 January 2021

Research reveals how crop roots penetrate hard soils

Variety 'watch list' for wheat yellow rust released

13 January 2021

List orders varieties based on yellow rust levels

Flour trade body NABIM rebrands for first time in 150 years

11 January 2021

It wants to tackle previous 'old fashioned' image

Defra approves emergency authorisation of neonicotinoid

9 January 2021

Virus yellows 'poses danger' to sugar beet crop

New hub to inspire farmers to help protect soils

8 January 2021

New online community hub 'uksoils' launched

Gene-editing will boost UK crop yields, scientists say

8 January 2021

They say it will also improve disease resilience

Committee calls for scaling up of miscanthus planting

7 January 2021

Bioenergy crops 'key' in achieving net zero

AHDB applies for emergency approval of Vydate after ban

7 January 2021

Nematode treatment no longer permitted in UK

Defra unveils gene editing goals in departure from EU policy

7 January 2021

Consultation on enabling gene edited crops

Pesticide Vydate will not be re-authorised, Defra confirms

6 January 2021

NFU says the decision is 'unacceptable'

UK firm wins fund to develop vertical farm sensor tech

6 January 2021

Sensors will enable farms to control environment

OSR study challenges previous thinking on flowering time

5 January 2021

Flowering time is a key agronomic trait

Red Tractor urges farmers to help shape future standards

5 January 2021

Proposals to streamline assurance body's standards

Four new pea and bean varieties added to Descriptive List

23 December 2020

Varieties LG Viper, LG Sphinx, Allison and Norton

Defra extends Seasonal Workers Pilot to 30,000 visas

23 December 2020

Scheme visas will be trebled for 2021 harvest

Real-time grain sensors to help farmers sort quality more easily

22 December 2020

Farmers may soon benefit from new harvesting innovation

Government presses ahead with 'damaging' sugar import quota

18 December 2020

Green light given to 260,00 tonne tariff-free quota

Farm incomes down for arable and horticulture, Defra says

17 December 2020

Defra has released its 2019-20 income report

Growers to fix their own sugar beet prices as part of pilot

16 December 2020

First ever sugar beet pricing platform launched

Ballot on future of AHDB potato levy to take place in February

15 December 2020

The ballot will be a simple 'yes or no' vote

Online edition of UK Pesticide Guide revamped with new tools

15 December 2020

Industry pesticide guide relaunched with new features

UK researchers explore new medical niche for crops

14 December 2020

Farmers could be growing more crops for medicine

Virus yellows having 'unprecedented impact' on sugar beet, NFU warns

12 December 2020

Industry is seeking emergency seed treatment

Emergency authorisation of sprout suppressant DMN secured

10 December 2020

Potato processors given go-ahead to use it

Potato growers to vote on future of AHDB statutory levy

10 December 2020

Ballot to be held on future of the levy

Tomato crop enriched with Parkinson's disease drug created

9 December 2020

Tomatoes 'offer affordable source' of drug L-DOPA