Farm products news around the UK

21 November 2019



£22m released for farmers looking to boost productivity

28 October 2019

Thousands of farmers receive grants

Innovative water-saving tool nominated for farm award

16 October 2019

The tool maximises water retention for crops

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

Machinery and fertiliser see largest rise in costs over last year

10 October 2019

Rise likely due to surging energy prices

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%

Registration extended for pesticide disposal scheme

2 October 2019

The scheme aims to reduce risk of farm pollution

Continued access to EU preferential trade agreements 'vital'

27 September 2019

Food exporters fear significant drop in exports

Farm tech used in Highlands to help US beef ranchers

26 September 2019

Beefing up cattle production in New Mexico

Defra urges food exporters to get ready for no-deal regulations

24 September 2019

Exporters will be subject to new regulation

Ten agri-tech start-ups to pitch ideas to Tesco panel

23 September 2019

Tesco announces 10 start-up finalists

New technology to advance Scottish cattle traceability

17 September 2019

It will track cattle throughout their life

Free pesticide disposal scheme for farmers across Wales

17 September 2019

Welsh Water is offering the scheme

Trial looks at new TB test as figures show disease at 10-year high

6 September 2019

Bovine TB at 10-year high in Wales

Germany to ban glyphosate from 2023

5 September 2019

Weedkiller to be banned from 2023

Solar water pump keeps cattle away from watercourses

3 September 2019

The pump has supplied groups of 90 cattle

Survey shows major input cost savings for co-op's members

2 September 2019

Members saved an average of 9.67%

University to create UK first Digital Innovation Farm

30 August 2019

Increasing demand for agri-tech

Larger pot of money available for Small Grant Scheme

22 August 2019

Deadline fast approaching

New natural pesticide alternative in development

22 August 2019

The pesticide will not harm pollinators

Bayer sells Animal Health business unit for £6.3bn

21 August 2019

German giant looks to slash debt

Sensing technology set to enhance tests for livestock disease

19 August 2019

New sensing technology is being used

Firm raises £6.3m to avert herbicide resistance crisis

19 August 2019

Discovery platform launched by tech firm

Agri tech project to boost dairy-beef production

13 August 2019

New project launched to boost production

Practical support for growers facing chemistry loss

8 August 2019

Trials currently undertaken on five farms

EU food safety agency backs chlorpyrifos ban

7 August 2019

The pesticide 'does not meet criteria for renewal'

Defra urged to adopt 'science-based approach' after High Court ruling

7 August 2019

Court overturns Defra ban on slug pellets

Free and confidential pesticide disposal scheme to open

7 August 2019

Farmers can safely dispose unwanted pesticides

£150k awarded to agri-food research projects

2 August 2019

IoT tech have real potential to transform farming