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08 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Low Arsenic Gene Identified - Could Lead to New Crop Varieties
UK - Concerns about arsenic in food have grown in recent years, leading to scientific work to investigate how plants deal with arsenic. Research has identified that some plants are able to pump...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Soil Carbon Advances Could be Key to Improving Food and Water Security
UK - The Global Advances in Soil Carbon Management recommendations, which have been compiled by a team of international scientists, could have a significant impact on land degradation, food security,...
04 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Warming World May Spell Bad News for Honey Bees
UK - Researchers have found that the spread of an exotic honey bee parasite -now found worldwide - is linked not only to its superior competitive ability, but also to climate, according to a...
03 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Month, New Concerns for Global Wheat Crops
GLOBAL - Much of the focus in the grain markets in the last 24 hours has concentrated on concerns of reductions to international supplies of wheat. ...
01 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Watch Sold Out HGCA Agronomists’ Conference Online
UK - With the sold out 2014 HGCA Agronomists’ Conference just over a week away, HGCA has published details on how to watch the event online....
28 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farmers Reminded Renewables Can Take Time
UK - Next week (Tuesday, 2 December), all farmers are invited to view the anaerobic digestion (AD) plant that has been integrated into a new dairy unit at East Knockbrex Farm near Newton Stewart....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Exports are Key to Avoid Major Wheat, Barley Surpluss
UK - Substantial surpluses of wheat and barley have been forecast by Defra as part of their estimates for UK cereals supply and demand, published this week....
27 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Land Reform is 'Important Step' to Meet Scotlands Aspirations
SCOTLAND, UK - First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP has just delivered the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government 2014-15. Relevant to the agriculture sector are proposals for the Land...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Winter Planting Survey to Assess Neonicotinoid Restriction Impact
UK - This year, HGCA’s annual winter planting survey includes questions designed to gauge the impact of neonicotinoid restrictions on oilseed rape....
26 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Much UK Land Goes Into Bioenergy Production?
UK - An estimated 51 thousand hectares of agricultural land in the UK were used for bioenergy in 2013. ...
25 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Livestock Outlook Conference Scheduled for February 2015
UK - The 2015 Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Outlook Conference will be held at One Great George Street in Westminster, London on Wednesday 11 February....
18 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Conference to Debate Food vs Feed
UK - Animal feed vs human food will come under the microscope at the National Farm Management Conference ‘Farming for the Future - delivering sustainable intensification’. ...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom US View of Sustainable Intensification at Farm Management Conference
UK - Gene Philhower, agricultural counsellor at the London US Embassy is guest speaker at the National Farm Management Conference in London on next week....
17 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom November Brings Momentum for Agriculture Investments Worldwide
UK - Agriculture as an asset class has caught the attention of the investment community recently due to the sector’s strong macro fundamentals. ...
14 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Common Agricultural Policy Update
UK - Further details of how the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will be implemented in Scotland have been set out by Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farming Unions Condemn Scrapping of Scientific Advisor Post
UK - The Presidents of the four UK farming unions have criticised the decision by the European Commission to scrap the post of Chief Scientific Advisor to the President. ...
13 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Light Leaf Spot Disease Risk High for UK
UK - The HGCA-supported light leaf spot (LLS) service forecasts a very high disease infection risk in all regions of the UK for the 2014­–15 season....
11 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 'Outdated' Energy Sources Cost British Farming Sector Almost £300 Million A Year
UK - A new report out this week has revealed that the British farming sector wastes £300 million each year by using outdated off-mains energy sources....
10 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom CROPROTECT: Supporting Integrated Pest Management
UK - Farmers face a continuous battle against pests, weeds and diseases. To ensure efficient production, pest management solutions are required for crop protection. ...
07 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Video: A Farmer's Tribute for Remembrance Sunday
UK - More than a million men and women in agriculture did their patriotic duty by producing the nation’s food or fighting on the front line, during a time of crisis....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Record Volumes of Wheat Milled by UK Millers
UK - A record 641.9kt of wheat was milled in the UK in September, according to DEFRA data, up 112kt from the previous month and 16kt higher than the previous record set in September 2012 (which...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Pest Encyclopaedia is Essential Tool for Crop Bug Spotters
UK - The Encyclopaedia of pests and natural enemies in field crops details both the major and minor pests commonly associated with cropping rotations....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Farm Buisness Innovation Expo Returns to Olympia
UK - Farm Business Innovation exhibition and conference returns to Olympia London from 27 to 28 November, promising new ways for farmers, smallholders, land owners and estate managers to use...
05 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Grow Legumes At Home, Say Scottish Agronomists
SCOTLAND - Farmers need to be reminded just how beneficial growing peas and beans can be to their businesses and the environment, say researchers at Scotland's Rural College....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Government to Reveal Pollinators Strategy
UK - Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Liz Truss MP is to outline the Government’s National Pollinator Strategy for bees and other pollinators in England....
03 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Position Statement on New Crop Breeding Tools Published
UK - New and improved crop varieties produced with emerging techniques identified by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) could be available world-wide over the...
28 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Puzzled at Fruit and Veg Aid Scheme Decision
UK - The NFU is bitterly disappointed after learning that Ministers have decided not to take advantage of an EU aid package for fruit and vegetable producers impacted by the Russian trade ban....
27 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Delivering Sustainable Intensification for the Future
UK - Farming for the future - delivering sustainable intensification, is the theme of this year’s National Farm Management Conference to be staged in London on Wednesday 26 November....
24 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Stronger 2030 Targets will Help Renewables Reach Zero Subsidy
UK - The Renewable Energy Association is calling on European leaders to set effective renewable energy targets for EU Members States in the 2030 energy and climate framework, which will be finalised...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Maintain Investment in Northern Ireland’s World-class Veterinary Science Research Urges BV
UK - Northern Ireland’s excellence in research and development (R&D) must be maintained through continued investment, British Veterinary Association (BVA) President John Blackwell has said...
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