GRAIN price volatility is here to stay and farmers need to factor it in to their business plans, according to a market analyst.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
Innovation from New Zealand has helped Oxfordshire farmer James Alexander control black-grass and cut costs on farm. Georgina Haigh finds out more.
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A new app from precision farming business Soyl will allow operators to use variable rate application technology on an iPad from the tractor cab.
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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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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Andrew Robinson is farms manager at Heathcote Farms, Bedfordshire. He is a former winner of the nabim/HGCA Milling Wheat Challenge.?
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.
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.