As of August 4, seed producer, Jason Brain who farms in the north Cotswolds, was two-thirds of the way through his winter barley, which would usually have been completed two weeks ago. Despite the delays,...
With most sugar beet generally looking good after recovering from late drilling and a slow start, BBRO’s Beetfield demo day highlighted ways to maximise crop potential. Martin Rickatson reports.
Promoting diverse colonies of soil biology to improve plant health is something most regenerative farming systems are based around. And while biology cannot offer consistent control of pests or disease like an agrochemical might, its use is an important piece of the integrated crop management puzzle.
Establishing a series of on-farm trials has helped one Yorkshire farmer better understand the behaviour of slugs in a bid to tackle burdens in a post-metaldehyde era. Charlotte Cunningham reports.