THE NFU has taken its campaign for better regulation of pesticides to Brussels, calling on European Commission officials to review the laws governing crop protection products.
PROJECTS to improve the taste of lamb and to develop an organic pesticide are among 15 innovative pieces of research to benefit from funding under the Government’s Agri-Tech strategy.
HIGH yielding cereal varieties for the western region were highlighted at the Arable Event held at Weston Park on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border.
ARABLE farmers in the north of England should avoid getting lured into selecting high yielding, later ripening new wheatvarieties and instead spread risk by choosing early maturing types.
Features and analysis
The way septoria needs to be controlled is changing and is likely to continue to do so. We look at the flexibility of Vertisan to address the problem and many others.
The vining pea harvest is in full swing; Georgina Haigh was invited to join Fen Peas for a day, to find out how the job is done.
A father and son partnership combining complementary skills and interests has enabled a farm business to evolve and flourish. Chloe Palmer visits Watton Grange to find out why it works so well.
Latest from Cereals 2014
With a focus on flexibility and versatility, many of the machines launched featured multipurpose uses and modular design. Geoff Ashcroft and James Rickard report.
THE farming and crop protection sectors have joined forces to raise awareness over the threat to food production from ‘overzealous’ EU pesticide regulation.
Farmers Weather course
This week has seen hurricane season getting underway in the USA, with Hurricane Arthur affecting the eastern coast of the USA through the weekend of the July 4 celebrations.
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CropTec show 2014
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.
Just as winter crops and grassland on the light soils were starting to suffer through drought we have been blessed with enough rain to keep them green and growing well.
May has come round again and arable prospects continue to look encouraging. Final top dressings are being loaded onto wheat crops, oilseed rape follow up treatments for sclerotinia have gone on, SP5 forms have long been submitted, all on time and online.