Plant breeding business RAGT Seeds outlined its plans for the Scottish market at a briefing in Edinburgh.
Balancing a more protectant approach to disease control with fungicide resistance management was one of the themes explored at the HGCA Agronomists’ Conference in Peterborough. Martin Rickatson reports.
Euan Fraser has been appointed SAC Consulting’s senior potato consultant. He will be based in the Perth office working with clients across Scotland’s potato growing areas.
In a difficult period for potato growers, how to develop new markets was a key topic of discussion at a potato variety demonstration at Sutton Bridge Crop Research, Lincolnshire. Heather Briggs reports.
Features and analysis
Acquiring new machinery might not be at the top of everyone’s agenda, but if it still makes business sense now might be a good time to invest.
Achieving the BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection is a significant career step for many candidates. Academically, the qualification is equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree, so studying is a major commitment for those in full-time employment. Many who qualify claim it is support from employers and the wider industry which has been vital to their success.
GPS control of drainage equipment is set to replace lasers, according to one drainage specialist manufacturer, giving new levels of detail, repeatability and functions. Jane Carley gets to grips with the latest technology.
THE NFU has called on policymakers to urgently review the evidence showing the ‘damaging effects’ of the EU suspension of neonicotinoid seed treatments.
Arable Farming on Twitter
New grain e-bulletin
Do you know how global factors affect the UK grain price and what you as a business need to do to mitigate future price movement?
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.
Sam Patchett is an Agrii agronomist based in Yorkshire. He provides agronomy, crop nutrition and seed services to clients growing cereals, oilseed rape, maize and fodder beet across West and South Yorkshire and also helps run Agrii’s Brotherton R&D site near Selby?.
Mike Hambly farms in a family farming partnership near Callington in south east Cornwall. He is currently the chair of the NFU Combinable Crops Board and is the first Cornishman to hold the position.