A new national benchmark to recognise the professional skills of those working in agriculture has been launched by the Institute of Agricultural Management (IAgrM).
AN app has been launched by crop protection company Certis to help farmers manage slug control treatments.
Speakers have been confirmed for the next Norfolk Farming Conference, which takes place on February 12, 2015.
PROFITS from UK agriculture could decline by over a third if present policy on pesticides is not reversed, a new report has claimed.
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A flexible regime combining direct sown spring crops and low cost mulch seeding in autumn is helping to control grass-weeds and boost margins on a Cambridgeshire farm. Jane Carley reports.
BIOLOGICAL control of beet cyst nematode was a new concept presented at the meeting. Dr Uwe Pluschkell of Bayer CropScience and Dr Cliff Watrin of Syngenta gave an insight into their companies’ developments in biologicals.
WHILE beet cyst nematode is a problem faced by sugar beet growers across Europe, approaches to setting thresholds for the deployment of tolerant or resistant varieties varies considerably.
THE NFU has called on policymakers to urgently review the evidence showing the ‘damaging effects’ of the EU suspension of neonicotinoid seed treatments.
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AFTER a successful launch last year, tickets for CropTec 2014 are now available. This year’s event will be held at the East of England Showground on November 19 and 20.
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Iain Green farms in partnership with his parents Jimmy and Nan Green at Garmouth, Morayshire. He is currently president of the council of the British Simmental Cattle Society and is a past president of the Royal Northern Agricultural Society.
Darryl Shailes is root crop technical manager for Hutchinsons, with a nationwide remit. He has been working in potato agronomy for more than 20 years.