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Crop Industry News: United Kingdom

06 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Focus on Harvesting Efficiency at Cereals
UK - One of the stars of the HGCA stand at Cereals will be a 70 year-old veteran combine harvester....
04 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Ten Years of ukp and uks Celebrated at Cereals Event
UK HGCA’s Exports Team will be celebrating 10 years of its milling wheat export classifications ukp and uks at this year’s Cereals event....
03 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Packed Conference Schedule at Cereals 2014
UK - Cereals 2014 is hosting one of the widest-ranging conference programmes in the arable farming calendar where some of the most topical political, technical and business issues will be aired....
29 May 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Straw from Oilseed as a New Source of Biofuels
UK - The bright yellow fields of oilseed rape are a familiar sight at this time of year, but for scientists what lies beneath is just as exciting....
28 May 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Device to Find Carcinogenic Food Fungus Faster
UK - One of the food industry’s major recurring challenges, detecting highly carcinogenic toxins that occur naturally in our most common crops, could soon be solved by ground-breaking research...
27 May 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Manure App to Minimise Losses, Boost Profit
UK - A new mobile app designed to help farmers and growers value the nutrients found in manures to save waste and money has been launched....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Public-Private Research Supports Sustainable Agricultural Systems
UK - A new research initiative has been launched to support projects that will help provide solutions to key challenges affecting the sustainability of the UK crop and livestock sectors. ...
26 May 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Wheat Growers Follow Best Practices to Manage Fusarium Risk During Flowering
UK - With the period for T3 ear fungicides approaching for more forward crops, wheat growers are being reminded to follow best practice to track and manage fusarium risk during the flowering...
23 May 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Listen to Bees to Create Healthy Rural Landscapes
UK - Honey bees’ foraging preferences can provide valuable information for governments about how to better manage rural landscapes, say University of Sussex researchers....
22 May 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Farming Union Presidents Issue Joint Call-to-arms
UK - The presidents of the four farming unions have jointly issued a call for farmers to make their voices known at the ballot box today, 22 May....
20 May 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Record Number of Renewables Exhibitors to Attend Cereals 2014
UK - More than 50 companies involved in the renewable energy sector will be exhibiting at Cereals 2014, a record number for the event....
16 May 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Researchers Seize the Black-grass Initiative
UK - The urgent call for solutions to the current UK black-grass management challenge has seen HGCA and BBSRC join forces to co-fund a pioneering new research initiative – and growers are asked...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom HGCA Helps Growers Keep on Top of Weeds
UK - HGCA has updated two publications so that growers have the most up-to-date information to deal with weeds on their farms....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farmers Urged to Act as HS2 Deadline Fast Approaches
UK - Farmers and growers are being urged by the NFU to tell Government exactly how they will be affected by the HS2 rail link as the deadline for petitioning the Bill approaches....
15 May 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Asks Members to Report Retailers Breaching Supply Code of Practice
UK - Farmers and growers can now make anonymous reports of retailers suspected of breaching the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) through the NFU, thanks to a new scheme....
14 May 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Rice Two to Three Weeks Behind in Some Coastal Bend Areas
US - Much of Texas received much-needed rain May 12 -13 —torrential in some cases — greatly benefiting all crops, according to the National Weather Service and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension...
13 May 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Grain Haulage Costs Down 1.2 Per Cent, but Costs for Longer Journeys Increase
UK - Results from AHDB/HGCA’s UK Grain Haulage Survey 2014 show a 1.2 per cent decline in average journey costs, compared with last year’s survey....
08 May 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Collaborative Roots Could Reduce Reliance on Phosphorus Fertilisers
UK - Farmers could improve the efficiency of phosphorus in crop production by coupling plants with complementary traits, which would allow them to harness the ‘phosphorus bank’ already present...
07 May 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Feed Adviser Register Goes from Strength to Strength
UK - On 1 May the Feed Adviser Register (FAR), run by AIC (Agricultural Industries Confederation), enters its second year and is going from strength to strength, according to AIC Services Managing...
05 May 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Government Ducks Opportunity for 'Much-needed' Biofuels Policy Reform
UK - The Renewable Energy Association (REA) is frustrated by the lack of concrete measures to improve the policy framework for sustainable biofuels in Government decisions published last week....
02 May 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Focusing on Feed at Cereals 2014
UK - At next month’s Cereals, HGCA will have a special exhibit focusing on the importance of animal feed which is the single largest end use from UK arable farms....
01 May 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom High-yielding Forage Rape Ideal for Boosting Grazing Options
UK - New onto the official National List for 2014, Avon forage rape offers a significant uplift in dry matter yields (recording 130 per cent of control varieties in National List trials) for...
30 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Is Collaboration Key to Unlocking Fruit and Veg Potential?
UK - NFU President Meurig Raymond will today (Wednesday) explain how retailers and the Government are crucial to ensuring we have a profitable and sustainable horticulture sector in the UK....
23 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Gov't Announces Eight New Renewables Projects
UK - Eight major renewable electricity projects are unveiled today as part of the government’s world leading electricity reforms, giving a massive boost to green growth and green jobs....
21 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Catch Up with the Latest Arable Thinking at Cereals 2014
UK - HGCA will again be one of the major exhibitors at Cereals 2014, with a large stand containing both established favourites and exciting new features for 2014....
18 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom National Research to Deliver Local Solutions at Cereals 2014
UK - The role of national and independent research in delivering local solutions will be the focus of HGCA’s crop management research plots at Cereals 2014....
15 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Anaerobic Digestion Deployment in the United Kingdom
UK - NNFCC has announced the publication of a definitive report on Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Deployment in the UK, providing a comprehensive regional breakdown of sector development in the UK...
11 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Makes Efforts to Reduce Farmer Regulatory Burdens
UK – Recent cuts to red tape and bureaucracy have made farming easier and at no cost to food production standards, the government has announced this week....
10 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Irish President Tours FAI Farm During State Visit to UK
UK - The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, visited a leading sustainable farming research and innovation centre, the Food Animal Initiative (FAI), in Oxford, as part of a landmark state...
09 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom EU Vote Paves Way for Government Decisions on CAP - NFU
UK - A positive vote by MEPs means the Government is a step closer in making key decisions on implementing the next CAP reform in England and Wales, the NFU said....
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