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Trial to see if biostimulant can boost grain protein
Crop nutrient specialists UPL report good interest in wheat growers keen to trial an alternative method for increasing grain protein. The company has given away 20ha of its biostimulant Ary-Amin to 50 farmers this spring – a popular try-before-you-buy offer with growers keen to take advantage of milling wheat... Read more
Keep safe on the road this harvest
Farmers and seasonal workers are being reminded to take care this harvest when grain carting and moving machinery on the road. Collisions between farm vehicles and other motorists are 61% more likely between the start of May and the end of September, according to the latest figures from NFU... Read more
‘Boot camp’ offers on-farm  pest control training
Farmers and grain store managers are being invited to attend a training event to improve their pest control strategies. Co-hosted by pest control supplier Killgerm and BASF, the one-day event in North Yorkshire costs £60+VAT.  It will include live demonstrations, presentations, group discussions and practical sessions from industry experts.... Read more
5 tips to protect grain stores from rodents
Farmers are being encouraged to take an integrated approach to grain store pest management – using a mix of methods to combat rodents. Unless controlled, stored grain could be ruined by rodents seeking harbourage on farms. Rats can thrive in a grain store and multiply quickly, with one breeding... Read more
Strategies for de-risking your farm business
Agri-environment schemes The Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) can be valuable in terms of implementing a more active risk management strategy.  The SFI allows growers to take out the worst-performing areas, or lowest margin crops within a rotation, and replace them with a fixed return with almost zero risk. The... Read more
How to shield your business against lower harvest profits
The likelihood of lower profits this harvest will emphasise the need to shield arable businesses against high levels of risk and volatility. A typical arable farm will generate just £80/ha in net margin – equivalent to profit before rent and finance – for combinable crops from harvest 2024, according... Read more
45,000 visas for seasonal workers from overseas

The government has confirmed that 45,000 visas will be made available again to the horticulture sector next year – enabling growers to plan ahead for harvest and overcome a shortage of workers.

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Storage technology saves energy and reduces waste

Innovative post-harvest technology is helping farmers optimise crop storage, reduce energy consumption and ensure a higher-quality end product.

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Warning to avoid collisions during summer harvest

Farmers and harvest workers are being urged to take extra care on rural roads this summer – and help reduce the number of harvest accidents.

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