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Animal feed price volatility here to stay

27 February 2015

GRAIN price volatility is here to stay and farmers need to factor it in to their business plans, according to a market analyst.

Hybrid OSR breeding to mirror maize progression?

27 February 2015

Considerable untapped potential lies within the oilseed rape crop. That was the underlying message from a Bayer CropSciences press briefing in Herefordshire. Andrew Blake reports.

Soil nitrogen supply levels likely to be higher than average

27 February 2015

A combination of mild temperatures, average leaching losses and well-established crops has resulted in soil nitrogen supply levels estimated to be higher than average this spring.

GM wheat

Current regulatory environment 'failing GM' - report

26 February 2015

GENETICALLY modified (GM) crops should be regulated in a similar way to other technologies and based on scientific evidence, a new Parliamentary report has said.

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Features and analysis

Vervaet Hydro Trike XL

Flexibility and ground protection key to chaser buying decision

23 February 2015

After a wet beet harvesting campaign in 2012, Mark Popplewell of M. and J. Haulage looked for a way to ease logistics and reduce ground pressure. His solution was found in the guise of Vervaet’s five-wheeled Hydro Trike XL. Geoff Ashcroft reports.

Farm focus: Bumper crops just a part of Elveden Farm Estate’s plan

23 February 2015

Elvedon Farm is one of the largest lowland arable farms in Britain, with an impressive portfolio of crops and diversification ventures. Jack Watkins visits Norfolk to find out more about the vegetables found in its fields.

Cross slot system

Ultra-low disturbance methods help cut costs and increase black-grass control

23 February 2015

Innovation from New Zealand has helped Oxfordshire farmer James Alexander control black-grass and cut costs on farm. Georgina Haigh finds out more. 

CropTec show 2014

New technical event aims to help farmers develop profitable and sustainable farming.

iPad becomes variable rate controller with new app

A new app from precision farming business Soyl will allow operators to use variable rate application technology on an iPad from the tractor cab.

Black-grass Toolkit

Black-grass toolkit is a sponsored series, supported by Agrii, Bayer, Du Pont, Tillso and Arable Farming.

Black-grass Toolkit 2014

Black-grass toolkit - A through-the-year approach to tackling black-grass


NFU calls for review of damaging effects of neonicotinoid ban

6 October 2014

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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Arable Farming on Twitter

New formulation of rodent control

30 January 2015

Moving away from traditional baiting techniques, Bayer has developed a unique formulation for rodent control, which was launched to farmers at Lamma 2015.

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New grain e-bulletin

Want to know what's going on in the volatile grain market? Try our 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?

Talking Arable

Andrew Robinson

Andrew Robinson - Talking Arable - February 2015

Andrew Robinson is farms manager at Heathcote Farms, Bedfordshire. He is a former winner of the nabim/HGCA Milling Wheat Challenge.?

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Talking Agronomy

Sarah Symes

Sarah Symes - Talking Agronomy - February 2015

Sarah Symes is an independent agronomist working with the Hampshire Arable Systems partnership. Based in Hampshire, she advises clients growing cereals, oilseed rape and pulses. 

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Talking Policy

Mike Hambly - Talking Policy – February 2015

2 February 2015

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.