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‘Postcode Lottery’ Warning Over Government Soil Carbon Scheme
Farmers face a ‘postcode lottery’ following government plans to reward growers and livestock producers for increasing their soil carbon. Geological history – which determines the type of soil found on a farm – will make capturing more carbon “nigh on impossible” for some farmers, say Andrew Neal and David... Read more
Still Reasons To Be Optimistic Despite Challenging Year
Farming faces a challenging year – but the best growers and livestock producers will continue to run successful businesses, say analysts. The coming 12 months will see many farm businesses face increased pressure on profitability, according to Outlook 2022 – the annual look at the year ahead by farm... Read more
Plan nitrogen applications to get best valuer from fertiliser

The European gas market has been extremely volatile in recent months. Prices have soared with a knock-on effect on fertiliser production costs.

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Early bird survey suggests rise in winter cropping area

Favourable drilling conditions and strong prices have supported an increase in winter cropping, suggests the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.

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State-of-the-art mill will help meet growing demand  for oat products

Work has started on the construction of a brand new, cutting-edge oat processing plant in Northamptonshire.

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Maintain disease vigilance to point of carrot harvest

Carrot growers should stay on top of foliar diseases right up until harvest, says ProCam agronomist John Cairns.

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‘Mitigating risk is answer to profitable oilseed rape’

Better risk management is the only way to grow profitable oilseed rape in the face of numerous challenges, says a Northamptonshire grower.

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Consistency should drive cereal variety decisions

Cereal variety choices must strike the right balance between market suitability and business risk, says Jock Willmott.

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Last orders for key sugar beet fungicide

Sugar beet growers have less than two months to purchase enough Escolta to meet their crop protection needs for next season.

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Precision biopesticide application under way

Devising a method for the precision application of fungicides and biopesticides is being investigated in a newly-commissioned project funded by innovate UK.

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