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15 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Agri-environmental Schemes Increase Yields as Well as Biodiversity
UK - Agri-environmental schemes on farm are generally seen to be taking up production space but the big question facing farmers tempted to employ them is “Do they Work?”...
14 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Well are Farmers Caring for the Environment?
ANALYSIS - Changing policies on pesticides, animal feeds and welfare are threatening to reduce wheat crops in the UK and the pig herd each by a third....
13 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Head of AD Association Hits Back at Criticisms
UK - Last week at the Oxford Farming Conference in the UK, environmental campaigner and author, George Monbiot, launched an attack on several farming practices....
12 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Exit From EU Poses Risk to Farming
SCOTLAND - The EU referendum is the biggest threat facing British farming, Scotland’s Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has warned. Leaving the EU could see UK farmers lose Common Agricultural...
09 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Can Agriculture Rise to Challenge of Climate Change?
UK - Farmers need smarter use of fertiliser and smarter feeding and breeding of ruminant animals in their bid to mitigate and reduce climate change....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Anglo-German Scholarship Announced at Conference
UK - The Oxford Farming Conference is to fund three students to attend Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany, as part of a joint scholarship with the young member German Agricultural Society, Young...
08 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom OFC: Food, Farming Key to Britain's Economic Future, Says Minister
UK - Britain has the land, technology and entrepreneurial flair to lead the world in food and farming, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss, has told the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC)....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom PHI-base – A Database to Protect Crop Yields and Human Health
UK - Scientists at Rothamsted Research, which is strategically supported by BBSRC, in collaboration with other researchers globally have improved an Open Access internet resource that catalogues...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Changes to Common Agricultural Policy to Reduce Agricultural Red Tape
UK - The UK has called for a rethink on the three crop rule, which is part of the greening arrangement within the recent reforms of the Common Agricultural Policy....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Greenhouse Gas Calculator Wins Science Award
UK - A greenhouse gas calculator developed at Aberdeen University is this year’s winner of the Practice with Science Award run by the Oxford Farming Conference....
07 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom OFC: Increasing Productivity in British Farming through Research
UK - Increased productivity in British agriculture is directly related to research and development and to raise productivity the UK farming sector needs to focus more on both public and private...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB Appoints New CEO
UK - Jane King has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)....
06 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Northern Ireland Minister Sets Out Agriculture, Fishery Priorities for 2015
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill has set out priorities for 2015, noting that it will be a challenging year but that the government will continue to work in partnership...
05 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom NFU President: Government Must 'Embrace Optimism'
UK - In his first New Year message as NFU President, Meurig Raymond has urged government to embrace a sense of optimism for the longer-term future and to help our industry grow and reverse the...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom HGCA Conference: Strengths and Weaknesses of Fungicides Tested
UK - The 2014 HGCA Agronomists' Conference included an in-depth analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of a range of cereal fungicides....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Knighthood for Former NFU President
UK - Former NFU President Peter Kendall has received a Knighthood in the New Year’s Honours issued last week....
31 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom HGCA Board Gains Valuable Experience
UK - HGCA has appointed two new members to its board, both with a huge amount of experience in the grain industry....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Urges: Celebrate New Year Safely Without Sky Lanterns
UK - The public is being reminded by the NFU of the huge risks associated with sky lanterns and urged not to release them during New Year celebrations....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Renewables Revolution in the Scottish Countryside
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland’s Renewables Development Initiative (RDI) is driving a renewables revolution on Scottish farms and crofts....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farmers Need to be Encouraged to Invest
UK - The British government needs to embrace farmers and growers’ optimism for the longer term future to help grow the industry and reverse the country’s declining self-sufficiency....
29 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Practical Tips to Help Livestock Farmers Turn over New Leaf in 2015
UK - It’s that time of year when everyone starts thinking about making New Year’s resolutions and turning over a new leaf....
22 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Rethinking Inputs in Winter Barley
UK - With the current winter barley area estimated to be significantly higher this year compared to last, Pete Berry, Head of Crop Physiology at ADAS, discussed how average yields are well below...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Harper Adams University Receives International Quality Rating
UK - It has been announced that all research conducted by Harper Adams University is of international quality and that more than 50 per cent is either world leading or internationally excellent....
19 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Strengths and Weaknesses of Fungicides
UK - The 2014 HGCA Agronomists’ Conference kicked off with an in-depth analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of a range of cereal fungicides, with a presentation delivered by Stuart Knight,...
18 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Could Origins of Agriculture Shape Future of Food?
UK - Agricultural decisions made by our ancestors more than 10,000 years ago could hold the key to food security in the future, according to new research by the University of Sheffield....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Should Arable Businesses Pay Greater Attention to Agronomic Detail?
UK - A thorough attention to agronomic detail and a solid grasp of integrated pest management (IPM) should be at the heart of a thriving arable business, delegates learned at the 2014 HGCA Agronomists’...
17 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom What is the Nutritive Value of Wheat for Broilers?
UK - A new study has been initiated at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) to develop a more accurate means of predicting the nutritive value of wheat for broilers. ...
16 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Toxic Nectar Affects Behaviour of Insect Pollinators
UK - Natural toxins in nectar and pollen can poison insects and affect their memory, behaviour and reproductive success....
12 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Survey: Market Volatility Taking Toll on Farmers
UK - After the last two NFU survey results revealed a largely positive outlook within agriculture, latest results show a marked dip in short term confidence among farmers and growers....
11 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Sugar Mentors New Beet Generation
UK - A new group of young beet growers is being assembled by NFU Sugar to learn more about the industry they’re involved in....
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