A conventional oilseed rape variety is beating all others - including hybrids
- hands down in the latest AHDB Recommended List results, taking it to the top
of the field for the second year running.
Demand for fast-growing Westerwolds grasses has increased ten-fold this year,
as farmers try to replenish a shortage of fodder, according to DLF Seeds.
A sustained dry period, changes in water licences and shortage of labour are
making smart irrigation systems more attractive to potato farmers, according
to Andrew Howseman of Howseman Agriculture.
Grassland is suffering badly in the summer drought, leaving many livestock producers
without forage; but festuloliums are proving their worth by remaining green and
The 2018/19 Recommended Grass and Clover List for England and Wales has been
published and once again varieties bred by Barenbrug UK feature highly throughout.
On Thursday 16th May the EU Court of Justice confirmed that the 2013 the European
Commission decision to protect bees by introducing a ban on the use of three
neonicotinoid insecticides on flowering crops, was proper and legal.