Promising start on wheat, but oilseed rape yields disappointing for some

31 July 2014

MOST growers across the UK have made some sort of start on harvest, with some now into wheat. Growers in the eastern counties in particular have made good progress during the hot, dry spell, although there are reports of oilseed rape being too dry, with moisture contents down to 4 per cent.

Scottish farmland

Scots aim for CAP greening equivalence in 2016

29 July 2014

SCOTTISH farmers will have to comply with the basic EU greening measures next year but might have more flexibility in 2016, Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has announced.

A two-year ban on neonicotinoids due to their alleged impact on bees has sent shockwaves through the industry. PICTURE: John Eveson

MPs urge Government to accept neonicotinoid ban

28 July 2014

MPS have urged the Government to accept the current EU suspension of neonicotinoid seed treatments, arguing that the Government is wrong to use economic arguments to back is stance.