Saturday, November 28, 2020

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

October 27, 2020 by  
Filed under Fen Tiger

New machines are expensive and there is often too much to go wrong – which is a shame, says Fen Tiger.

Farmers warned to ‘pin it or pen it’ as GPS thieves continue attack

October 27, 2020 by  
Filed under Machinery

Farmers and contractors are being urged to ‘pin it or pen it’ when protecting expensive tractor GPS systems as tech-savvy criminal gangs continue to target the countryside.

Concern over potential two-day Brexit export delays

October 27, 2020 by  
Filed under Livestock

The National Pig Association has voiced concern after the government said exporters could face massive queues following the end of the Brexit transition period.

Straw shortage prompts switch to mechanical bedding

October 27, 2020 by  
Filed under Livestock

High straw prices and expectations that prices could rise by 15-20% are prompting more livestock producers to adopt mechanised bedding techniques to make the most of limited supplies.

Post-mortem confirms worst cereal harvest for 25 years

October 27, 2020 by  
Filed under Crops

This year’s cereal harvest was the worst for at least 25 years, confirms an analysis of scientific data by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.

Flea beetle activity on the rise in oilseed rape

October 27, 2020 by  
Filed under Crops

Growers taking advantage of warm soils and good growing conditions to plant extra oilseed rape should be aware of increasing cabbage stem flea beetle activity.

How growing vegetables brings local community together

October 23, 2020 by  
Filed under Profiles

A community vegetable growing programme started by Cambridgeshire farmer David Walston has brought local people together during Covid-19. Judith Tooth reports.

Defra to launch interim farm support scheme

October 23, 2020 by  
Filed under News & Business

The government is due to unveil further details of an interim support scheme to help farmers adjust to the end of direct payments.