With the addition of 25 new varieties to the HGCA Recommended Lists announced last week UK growers have 155 Recommended varieties to choose from for drilling autumn 2014. Teresa Rush reports.
On the farm
One Northern Irish farmer used a trucking job to inspire a new business which is now overloaded with orders, as Barbara Collins discovered when she met the man behind Chip Master.
Following a complete washout with maize last year, hybrid rye has become the feedstock crop of choice for Lancashire biogas pioneer Farmgen, which has won a five-year contract to help Marks and?Spencer meet its commitment to procure energy from small-scale sources.
Daily weather forecasts
DON'T miss our in-depth weather forecast presented by Simon Keeling at lunch time each day, aimed to give the most up-to-date farmers weather service available.
As well as the plethora of advice and knowledge sharing at the British Potato Event, there was also plenty of machinery for visitors to ponder over. James Rickard reports.