There’s only so much land available – and we should use it carefully, says Fen Tiger.
Demand from youngsters for a way into farming has prompted Cambridgeshire County Council to create a new category of starter holdings on its estate. Judith Tooth reports
Alister Borthwick says agricultural college taught him “about weeds but nothing about negotiating with the bank”. But that’s not held him back from transforming the fortunes of the family farm, as Simon Tooth discovered.
The Benacre Estate is proud to be part of the newly formed Cantley Beet Group, which produces 40,000 tonnes of sugar beet. Judith Tooth reports.
A second sugar beet variety containing the Rz2 gene that gives tolerance to new strains of rhizomania has been launched by KWS UK.
Good crop nutrition is vital for James Forrest, winner of the Suffolk Agricultural Association’s ‘Best Arable Crop’ award.
Spray and nutrient applications during June will help maximise yields and quality, says Richard Overthrow.
New pay rules coming into force this spring are a headache on many farms, says Fen Tiger.
As agriculture moves increasingly towards larger and larger farms, the owners of Peakhill Farm in Suffolk believe that staying small has real benefits. Judith Tooth reports
Peter Bennett has managed Babraham Farms for 30 years, steering a course between commercial cropping and capital growth – and always with an eye on the environment and landscape. It’s clearly a formula that appealed to the judges of the East of England Agricultural Society Farm Business Awards – the farm was supreme champion in [...]