A partnership between a specialist land-based college and the farming industry
has been launched with the aim of creating a northern centre of excellence for
Adding wildflowers to arable field margins could provide
a larder of insects for Europe’s declining barn
swallow population, a new study has found.
For the first time in more than 50 years, a new type of environmentally friendly,
improved efficiency fertiliser containing chemical and bio technologies is being
made available to UK farmers.
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.
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