Arable news around the UK

22 October 2019



Trial shows 'superfood' for bees increases crop yield

21 October 2019

The sweet formula could make bees stronger

UK labour shortage leaves tons of fruit to rot

21 October 2019

Brexit uncertainty hits UK growers

British farmers could soon grow new plant protein

18 October 2019

It could give the UK a new home-grown plant protein

Giant veg stall highlights hard work of small rural firms

18 October 2019

UK's biggest fruit and veg stall on show

Scottish seed potato producers highlight no-deal concerns

18 October 2019

No-deal would have 'devastating impact' on sector

New emergency measures to battle serious tomato virus

16 October 2019

EU announces measures to help prevent the virus

Innovative water-saving tool nominated for farm award

16 October 2019

The tool maximises water retention for crops

Scottish cattle numbers fall to lowest point since 1950s

15 October 2019

Significant decline in cattle numbers

Bayer ends sales of potato seed treatment Monceren

15 October 2019

It fears 'uncertain regulatory future' for the product

Non-chemical approaches 'needed to stop weeds winning'

15 October 2019

Weeds are now 'tougher and harder' to kill

Unusual crop attacking 'stink bug' focus of new UK study

11 October 2019

The insect could cause havoc on UK crops

British farmers on the front line with extreme weather

10 October 2019

Short and long-term future doesn’t look rosy

Farmers 'need confidence' to grow OSR as yields decline

10 October 2019

Yields are below five-year average

Cover crops help farmers capture nitrogen from AD

8 October 2019

It can boost effectiveness of anaerobic digestate

Wet weather and seed dormancy stifles blackgrass control

8 October 2019

Wet weather causes first flush of blackgrass

UK start-up aims to build over forty vertical farms

7 October 2019

The firm wants to shake up the UK veg market

Slug pellet 'switch offer' relaunched after ban overturn

4 October 2019

It follows High Court overturning metaldehyde ban

Video: Weed-killing robot drastically reduces herbicide use

3 October 2019

Hawk-eyed robot cuts chemical use by up to 95%

Phoma treatment thresholds reached for some OSR crops

2 October 2019

Phoma is an important disease of oilseed rape

Registration extended for pesticide disposal scheme

2 October 2019

The scheme aims to reduce risk of farm pollution

Area of OSR crop in England drops by 11 percent

30 September 2019

Steep decline in oilseed rape crop area

2019 GB potato planted area 'one of lowest on record'

24 September 2019

Potato crop area grows 1% compared to 2018

2020 sugar beet contract offer announced

18 September 2019

NFU Sugar and British Sugar unveil new contracts

Planners set to approve controversial mushroom farm expansion

18 September 2019

Tas Valley Mushrooms set to be given green light

Free pesticide disposal scheme for farmers across Wales

17 September 2019

Welsh Water is offering the scheme

UK sugar industry programme opens for applications

17 September 2019

It teaches all aspects of sugar supply chain

Most cereal aphids 'do not carry BYDV' this year

16 September 2019

Aphids are currently undergoing tests

New precision project helps smart farms sense crop conditions

16 September 2019

The farms could feed themselves

New maize varieties increase maturity range on BSPB's list

12 September 2019

Five new first-choice varieties added

Growers to explore plastic-free alternatives in new trials

11 September 2019

Alternatives to plastic for veg production