Drainage investment paving the way for yield improvements

Land Drainage has become an increasingly important item on the agenda on many UK farms over the last few years with some particularly wet seasons causing dramatic issues with regard to arable operations. This situation has reared it’s head once again this week with Storm Angus battering much of the UK and causing widespread flooding [...]

Seed-bed fertiliser where it’s needed

Claydon’s 3m mounted seed and fertiliser drill on display at CropTec reflects a growing trend in some overseas markets such as Scandinavia and areas of the UK, including Scotland, where farmers are changing back to combination drilling in a big way due to better crop establishment, enhanced plant nutrition, improved fertiliser placement and reduced inputs.The [...]

AHDB opens door to arable advances at CropTec show

Growers will be able to discuss arable advances with a diverse range of experts, when AHDB opens its stand’s door at the CropTec show.Taking place on 29 to 30 November 2016 at the East of England Showground in Peterborough, AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds stand (A25) has been designed to reflect the show’s main technical themes – [...]

Member states again fail to reach agreement on Glyphosate proposal

Member states have still not reached agreement on glyphosate after a vote in Brussels today.UK farming unions are deeply concerned at the prospect of losing glyphosateThe European Commission has just over three weeks to find a solution on the future of glyphosate in the EU after member states again failed to reach agreement on a [...]

Levels fall but still some exceedances in zero-metaldehyde trial

The first year of the UK’s largest ever metaldehyde-free farming trial has seen a 60 per cent drop in levels of the chemical detected in reservoir tributaries, it is claimed.However, levels of metaldehyde continued to exceed limits set under European legislation in four out of the six reservoir catchments involved in the trial.Farmers within the [...]