As featured in Arable Farming Magazine March 2021 Changing the UK food system from the ground up by Arable Farming Transforming the UK food system is the ambitious aim of a new project which brings together farmers and agricultural, nutritional and social scientists. Cedric Porter spoke to one its [...]
As featured in Arable Farming Magazine In search of resilience in farming systems by Arable Farming Feb 2021 Issue A new long-term, systems-based experiment is aiming to understand the ecological as well as economical differences between cropping systems. Mike Abram reports. At first glance the complexity [...]
As featured in Arable Farming Magazine Is UK farming set for a new era of plant breeding? by Arable Farming Feb 2021 Issue Defra’s consultation on gene editing has been hailed ‘potentially the most significant policy breakthrough in plant breeding for more than two decades’, but what could [...]
As featured in Arable Farming Magazine Improving efficiency of hybrid wheat breeding by Arable Farming Nov/Dec 2020 issueWork to control wheat fertility and help breeders create better varieties is nearing completion. Andrew Blake reports. The genes which control pollen production in plants are surprisingly similar across a range [...]
As featured in Arable Farming Magazine Incubators supporting a tech-led future by Arable Farming Nov/Dec 2020 issue The UK is one of the largest investors globally for agritech and is now home to a number of ‘incubators’ that support tech start-ups and farmers looking to invest. Alice Dyer finds [...]
While hard figures on cover crops’ benefits can be difficult to come by, one project involving East Yorkshire vining pea growers aims to change that. Marianne Curtis reports.
Work is well underway to rank potato varieties for dormancy to assist growers and store managers. Andrew Blake reports.
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.