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Why oilseed rape crops need tailored protection

High prices make investing in oilseed rape crops worthwhile this spring – but variable growth means management must be tailored to individual fields.

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Satellite data to boost pasture performance

Livestock farmers are being invited to join a new project to improve grass management by using data from space to boost productivity and sustainability.

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Water is key focus for Landscape Recovery

Farmers are being invited to apply for funding for river projects and wildlife from the government’s Landscape Recovery scheme.

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Facing up to a future of water scarcity

We seem to be continually facing weather extremes, mini droughts and then floods, which all suggest that climate change is beginning to bite – especially when it comes to water.

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Report warns of increased risk from farm pollution

A study of river water quality during one of the UK’s wettest winters shows a big increase in agricultural pollution – with more expected under climate change.

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Have your say on regional water plan

Farmers are being urged to have their say on plans that will shape the long-term future of water availability in East Anglia.

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Defra pledges to give clarity on farming rules for water

The government has promised clarity on farming rules for water which have restricted the spreading of autumn manure.

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High yielder: Still time to sow late-drilled winter wheat

Farmers looking to late-drill winter wheat still have time to sow high-yielding DSV Champion – which can be planted up to the end of February, says breeder DSV.

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Why peas could take place of sugar beet on Norfolk farm

A Norfolk grower plans to double his area of peas this spring – and says the crop could replace sugar beet on his farm.

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‘You can make a difference to wildlife’

Farmers, gamekeepers and land managers are being encouraged to help wildlife by getting involved in next month’s Big Farmland Bird Count.

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