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23 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom £5 Million Boost for Food Security
UK - £5 million is being invested in UK businesses and universities to combat some of the world's greatest agricultural challenges such as food security and sustainability, weed control and...
22 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Solar Subsidies Cut to Safeguard Farmland
UK - A new move by government will help rural communities who do not want their countryside 'blighted' by solar farms....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Winter Crop Planting Almost Complete in Ukraine
UKRAINE - After earlier delays, 88 per cent of the forecast winter crop area for 2014/15 has been planted in Ukraine (as of 20 October), writes Anna Lockwood, Trainee Analyst, AHDB/HGCA Market...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Is Government Realising Potential of Waste-based Renewables?
UK - The REA welcomes the report ‘Waste management in England’ by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee. Launching the report, Committee Chair Anne McIntosh said that “stronger...
20 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Video Shows Why Government Must Minimise Flood Risk for Farms
UK - A poignant video of a farming couple from the Somerset Levels coming to terms with being flooded last winter highlights why the Government must urgently invest to fill the £500m shortfall...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Proposed Weight Increase is 'Step in Right Direction'
UK - The NFU has claimed that weight increases proposed by Department for Transport (DfT) are a step in the right direction but need to go further in the next phase to realise the maximum improvement...
17 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Historically High Yields for UK Cereals Confirmed by Defra
UK - Following last week’s release of the provisional UK production figures for wheat and barley, Defra have today published the oat and oilseed rape production figures, as well as provisional...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Recognition for Professionalism in Agriculture
UK - A British professional accreditation for people working in agriculture has been launched by the Institute of Agricultural Management (IAgrM)....
16 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Watch: NFU Releases Video on Protecting UK Wildlife, Environment
UK - The NFU releases a new video today to show how much farmers across England do to protect wildlife and the environment. ...
15 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Research Paves Way for New Generation of Fungicides
UK - BBSRC-funded researchers at the University of Exeter have provided novel insights into the mechanisms by which pathogenic fungi avoid the immune responses of the plants they attack. ...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom NNFCC Publishes Update to Report, ‘AD Deployment in the UK'
UK - NNFCC have announced the publication of an update to their April 2014 report ‘Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Deployment in the United Kingdom,’ as there has been substantial activity in the...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New ‘Grain Market Daily’ Update Announced
UK - The AHDB/HGCA Cereals and Oilseeds Market Intelligence team has announced a new market product providing daily markets information....
14 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Agricultural Exhibitions Showcasing New Technologies
UK - Technology has changed the way the world operates and farming is no exception. ...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Time it Right for Light Leaf Spot Control
UK - Getting the timing right for effective light leaf spot control is crucial, according to the latest fungicide performance information from HGCA....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Promising Outlook for Scottish Cereal Harvest
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland’s 2014 cereal harvest is estimated to be the largest in 20 years, with favourable conditions expected to produce more than three million tonnes of cereals....
10 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Members Appointed to UK Agriculture Board
UK - The Government has appointed three new members to the Board of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) with effect from 1 October 2014. Applications are invited for another...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Cabbage Stem Flea Beetle Oilseed Losses Estimated at 2.7 Per Cent
UK - Cabbage stem flea beetle (CSFB) damage has contributed to estimated losses of 2.7 per cent of the winter oilseed rape (WOSR) area in England and Scotland, according to a ‘snapshot assessment’...
09 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Highest Wheat Yield on Record Thanks to ‘Perfect’ Weather
UK - The UK is predicted to harvest a record wheat crop, according to the NFU harvest survey, published this week....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Soil Management Added to BPEX Pig App
UK - Four new video clips on soil management for outdoor pig units have been added to the BPEX Practical Pig App and website....
08 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Animal and Plant Health Agency Launched
UK - The new agency responsible for safeguarding animal and plant health, Animal and Plant Health Agency, has started work....
07 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Reports Winter Oilseed Rape Losses due to Beetle
UK - Cabbage stem flea beetle (CSFB) damage has contributed to estimated losses of 3.2 per cent of the winter oilseed rape (WOSR) area in England and Scotland, according to a ‘snapshot assessment’...
06 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Grain Reset for 2015
UK - UK Grain, the specialist event geared to grain handling, drying, storage and marketing, is not taking place at the East of England Showground this autumn, following a significantly easier...
03 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Public Perception of UK Farming is Increasingly Positive
UK - More of the British public think positively about farmers and farming than last year according to a recent OnePoll survey commissioned by the National Farmers Union (NFU)....
02 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Is Politics Rather than Science Dictating Crop Protection?
ANALYSIS - Too many regulations regarding chemicals and crop protection products are being made for short-term political expediency rather than being based on solid science....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Wild Grass Provides Target for Wheat, Barley Breeding Research
UK - Plant scientists at the John Innes Centre in Norwich have made a breakthrough that could lead to new, high-yielding, disease-resistant crop varieties....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Public Perception of Farming is Increasingly Positive
UK - More of the British public think positively about farmers and farming than last year according to a recent OnePoll survey commissioned by the NFU. ...
01 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Emergency Insecticide Use May be Too Late for Some
UK - Emergency use of the crop protection product Insyst has been authorised to protect winter oilseed rape from further damage by cabbage stem flea beetle following growing pressure from farmers...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom BPEX: Cereal Growers and Pig Producers Should Work Together
UK - Breeding cereals specifically for pig production will be the focus of a meeting to be held in November....
26 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Extension to Dual-use Announced
UK - Defra’s decision to keep existing dual use arrangements for all environmental stewardship schemes will give farmers and growers the flexibility and certainty they need, said the NFU....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Biofuels Make Record Contributions to UK Energy
UK - The Government’s quarterly Energy Trends publication reveals a record contribution from bioenergy for keeping the lights on and our cars moving whilst reducing greenhouse gas emissions....
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