Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Politicians need 2020 vision for agriculture

December 23, 2019 by  
Filed under Fen Tiger

Boris Johnson lacks public trust – and he has such a big majority he can do as he likes, says Fen Tiger.

3.3% pay increase needed to keep workers in line with living wage

December 23, 2019 by  
Filed under News & Business

Farm workers in England need a 3.3% pay rise in 2019/20 to keep in line with above-inflation increases in the National Living Wage and agricultural wage rates in the rest of the UK.

‘National tragedy’ of county farm sell-off

December 23, 2019 by  
Filed under Property

Council-owned county farms are in terminal decline, which means future generations of young farmers will find it harder to get a foot on the farming ladder, says a report.

Slurry and muck management takes centre stage at Lamma

December 23, 2019 by  
Filed under Crops

A range of muck and slurry machines will be exhibited at this month’s Lamma event, held on 8-9 January at the Birmingham NEC.

Nutrient guide can ‘unlock full potential’ of farmland

December 23, 2019 by  
Filed under Crops

Farmers and growers can now unlock the full potential of their land by applying the exact nutrients required with the help of farm management software.

Call to ditch meat production based on ‘flawed assumptions’

December 23, 2019 by  
Filed under Livestock

Industry analysts have hit back at the latest call to cut down meat consumption in response to climate change, branding it flawed thinking.

Prince’s fund issues call for evidence on livestock marts

December 23, 2019 by  
Filed under Livestock

A charity founded by Prince Charles is highlighting the benefits of livestock auction marts to rural communities and the wider economy.

New hybrid spring oilseed rape ‘offers real opportunity’

December 23, 2019 by  
Filed under Crops

The latest varieties of spring oilseed rape could provide a real opportunity for growers unable to drill crops in challenging conditions last autumn.

Challenging spring is ‘manageable with right tools’

December 23, 2019 by  
Filed under Crops

Arable farmers are being advised to take action now to ensure crops make progress following a difficult autumn and winter.

Spring crop trials boost blackgrass battle

December 23, 2019 by  
Filed under Crops

Spring barley offers a much more competitive option than spring wheat for reducing blackgrass numbers when planted at like-for-like seed rates, according to field trials.

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