A government requirement for livestock producers to reduce antibiotics use by 20% within two years is challenging but achievable, say industry leaders.
Farmers and landowners looking to maximise returns from marginal land are being invited to consider planting miscanthus – a biomass crop with rising market demand.
ABP’s Port of Ipswich has invested over £160,000 into the recent purchase of five new cargo handling grabs to meet an increase in trade of dry bulk materials at the port. This recent purchase brings investment into the Port of Ipswich up to £2.2m this year.
At first glance, there few similarities between UK arable farming and Brazilian soya bean production. But getting the most from high value crops is a key priority for growers in both countries, says independent agronomist Patrick Stephenson.
Growers should still consider establishing cover crop this autumn – even though many farmers struggled to see any benefit this year following a cold, wet spring.
Cereal crops face a high risk of barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) infection this season after record levels during 2015 left a legacy of inoculum to be spread by aphids.