Britain’s farmers could save more than 25% on their energy bills by upgrading equipment, improving efficiency and changing their behaviour, claims one of the country’s biggest suppliers.
Growers can now wirelessly control Väderstad’s six to eight row Tempo drills while planting through an iPad that can also be used to order spare parts.
Growers are being urged to seek alternatives to metaldehyde where slug treatment is still required on high risk land.
UK agricultural tractor registrations in September finished 17.4% higher than in September 2012 at 1,242 units. This left the nine-month total 14.5% lower than a year earlier at 10,192 units.
A major fungal pathogen which affects barley crops is also present on a common wild grass, concludes a study by agricultural researchers at Hertfordshire University.
Early drilled eastern region crops face a low risk from wheat bulb fly this autumn – but growers are reminded that lower thresholds apply for crops sown after November.
Dogs will once again be welcome at the Suffolk Show after organisers lifted a three-year ban on visitors attending the event with their four-legged friends.
Maize growers looking for the latest information on variety performance can find advice in the new Limagrain Maize Variety Selection Guide for 2014.
A new report on the potential for innovative low carbon transport technologies and fuels on farms has been commissioned by the Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE).
A special match-making list is linking farmers who need help at lambing time with students looking for work experience.