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A wet start to spring

March 14, 2014 by  
Filed under Crops

It’s been so wet lately, the weather simply has to improve sooner rather than later, says Richard Overthrow.

‘Forage aid’ mercy mission to help flood-hit farms

March 14, 2014 by  
Filed under News & Business

Emergency supplies of animal feed and bedding have been sent from East Anglia to flood-hit farmers in Somerset.

Testing times for potato cyste nematode populations

March 14, 2014 by  
Filed under Crops

Improved soil sampling could help growers and agronomists manage potato cyst nematode populations more effectively and maintain fields for sustainable long-term cropping, according to one of the country’s leading specialists

Stress increases Alternaria risk, growers told

March 14, 2014 by  
Filed under Crops

Nutrient deficiency could be just one of the causes of stress that can increase a potato crop’s risk of Alternaria attack, warned Syngenta field technical manager, Stephen Williams.

Tissue analysis can target nutrient deficiency

March 14, 2014 by  
Filed under Crops

New advances in tissue analysis of potato crops could give growers an early warning of nutrient deficits that could be impinging on yield potential – with sufficient time to take remedial action.

UK is fastest in Europe for planting speed and accuracy

March 14, 2014 by  
Filed under Crops

British potato growers typically opt for the most advanced and sophisticated planters to achieve more accurate placement and consistent crop emergence, compared to growers in other parts of Europe, reported Dale Houghton of Grimme.

Local economies benefit from popularity of game

March 14, 2014 by  
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The re-emergence of game as a favourite on dinner tables across the country can help boost Suffolk’s economy, says CLA East.

Apprenticeship scheme celebrates first anniversary

March 14, 2014 by  
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A project to recruit hundreds of new food and farming apprentices across the East of England has reached its half-way point.

NFU staff scoop award for second year running

March 14, 2014 by  
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Staff at the NFU’s North Norfolk office in Holt are celebrating after scooping a prestigious award for the second year running.

Warning after catalytic converters stolen in Suffolk

March 14, 2014 by  
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Farmers and landowners are urged to take extra care in securing their farm or business vehicles following a series of thefts in Suffolk.

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