With growing demand from animal feed markets, spirits production and human nutrition combined with specific agronomic advantages for growers, could hybrid rye take a sizeable bite of UK cereals production in the next few years? Arable Farming finds out more.
The vigorous growth of hybrid barley, known for suppressing black-grass, could also be a useful tool in the fight against brome and ryegrass, according to research.
Five priority grower needs are helping to align future genetic developments for one wheat breeder, in a bid to produce more sustainable variety choices.
Control of BYDV without insecticides is set to become a reality as the first winter wheat variety with genetic resistance to the disease is launched. Teresa Rush reports.
As featured in Arable Farming Magazine Tackling plastics in digestate by Arable Farming As plastics come under the spotlight environmentally, their presence in some digestates is of growing concern. Marianne Curtis finds out more. Soil scientist David Tompkins says he is horrified by the prospect of [...]
In the second part of Arable Farming’s net zero special feature series, Alice Dyer explores what fertiliser decisions might mean for a crop’s environmental footprint.
Taking a plant-centred scientific approach to fertiliser development has been key for one UK company leader as he develops markets around the world.
As featured in Arable Farming Magazine Government’s reluctance to face the food standards issue only raises more concerns by Arable Farming Sometimes, it feels as though the Government is almost determined to raise suspicions about its intentions on food standards. That was certainly the sense I [...]
Analytik (Cambridge, UK) has confirmed it will co-exhibit with partner LemnaTec (Aachen, Germany) at The CropTec Show, taking place at The East of England Showground, Peterborough, on November 25-26, 2020.
Thirty percent of yearly food waste on UK farms is cereals, with a value of £26m for wheat alone, according to data collected in 2017 by the charity WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme). This, coupled with unexpected events such as extreme winter flooding and the coronavirus pandemic that lead to panic buying of £1billion worth of food in just three weeks, means it has never been more important to ensure flexibility and security of our food supply systems