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Crop Industry News: United Kingdom

04 February 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom ForFarmers Acquires HST Feeds
UK - ForFarmers has announced that it has acquired 100 per cent of the share capital of HST Feeds Ltd. ...
03 February 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Establishes Three New Synthetic Biology Research Centres
UK - Three new multidisciplinary research centres in synthetic biology will be established in Bristol, Nottingham and through a Cambridge/Norwich partnership, thanks to funding from the Biotechnology...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom HS2 Proposal 'Fails to Consider' Whether Farm Businesses Can Survive
UK - Consultation on Phase Two of the HS2 high-speed rail project has failed to consider the fundamental question of whether farming businesses will be sustainable through the disruption and...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom John Deere at Precision Farming 2014
UK - John Deere’s latest precision farming technology and innovative dealer services, brought together under the FarmSight banner, are designed to increase machine performance and uptime while...
31 January 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Forecast Shows Weather Still Impacting on Farming’s Bottom Line
UK - Weather conditions have again had a significant impact on farm incomes, according to new figures out this week....
28 January 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farm Payment Advice Reminders for Saturated South
UK – Subsidy payment and farm management advice is being given to farmers after exceptional rainfall has left vast swathes of south and south west England under water....
27 January 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom International Experts Meet in London for Bee Health 'Summit'
UK - Leading researchers from around the world met in London last week for a three-day "summit" on the impact of pesticides on bee health. ...
24 January 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Rothamsted Research Submits Application to Carry out GM Field Trial
UK - Rothamsted Research has submitted an application to Defra for permission to carry out a GM field trial to test whether GM Camelina sativa plants are able to make significant quantities of...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 2030 EU Climate Goals Announced
ANALYSIS - A reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40 per cent below the 1990 level, an EU-wide binding target for renewable energy of at least 27 per cent, renewed ambitions for energy...
23 January 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Milling Wheat Market Challenges to be Addressed by Grower Events
UK - Growers looking to tailor their approach to growing and marketing milling wheat for harvest 2014 are invited to attend the latest series of breakfast events by HGCA and nabim....
16 January 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Collaboration on Sustainable Wheat Production
UK - Axiom Wheat Genotyping Array (Axiom Wheat Array), consisting of 817,000 markers, was designed for the University of Bristol as part of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom HGCA Encourages Open Dialogue Between Growers and ‘Grain Chain’
UK - Following the success of its Meet the Processor and Meet the Exporter events, HGCA is encouraging growers to join them at one of 14 events already planned for spring 2014....
15 January 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Protecting Our Water, Soil and Air
UK - Defra has released a publication designed to inform farmers, growers and land managers on good agricultural practice for water, soil and air....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Discovery Could Stimulate Plant Growth, Increase Crop Yields
UK - Rothamsted Research scientists, who receive strategic funding by the BBSRC, have contributed their expertise on gibberellin in a study led by the Durham Centre for Crop Improvement Technology,...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Host Summit to Discuss Crop Protection Concerns
UK - Leading figures from farming, agricultural chemical manufacturing, and crop protection distribution will hold a summit next week to discuss concerns over the effects of increasing regulatory...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pesticide Guide 2014 Announced
UK - The UK Pesticide Guide 2014, jointly published by BCPC and CAB International, is the perfect planning tool for guiding you on responsible pesticide use this coming spraying season....
14 January 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Genetically Engineered Oilseed Plant a Source of Fish Oil
UK - Rothamsted Research scientists have developed Camelina sativa plants that accumulate high levels of Omega-3 oils EPA and DHA in their seeds....
09 January 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom OFC: Will Share Farming be the Future for Agriculture?
UK - Share farming could become the way forward for agriculture to attract younger people into the sector to manage farms....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom OFC: Awards for Agricultural Science Innovations
UK - A potato modelling system and an eBolus for cattle won top honours in the Practice with Science award at the Oxford Farming Conference....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Renewable Energy Website Goes Live
UK - A new website for farm-based renewable energy in Scotland goes live this week....
08 January 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom OFC: Europe Must Not Close Doors on Genetic Modification
UK - The longer Europe continues to close its doors to GM, the greater risk that the rest of the world will pass it by....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom OFC: Wrong Direction for CAP Reforms
UK - The objectives of the Common Agricultural Policy remain the same as those laid down by the treaty of Rome 55 years ago, according to the National Farmers’ Union president Peter Kenyon....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom OFC: CAP Offers New Market Orientation for Farming Sector
UK - The reforms of the Common Agricultural Policy have been based on a new market orientation, sustainability and public and private input across the policy, writes Chris Harris from the Oxford...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Agriculture Needs Science Based Approach to Intensification
ANALYSIS - The global agriculture sector needs a science based approach to intensification of food production, writes Chris Harris....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom OFC: Call to Buy British
UK - British consumers, businesses and public sector organisations should buy more British food products....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Reduce Waste and Help Solve Food Security Problems
UK - Global food security problems will not be solved solely by producing more food, writes Chris Harris from the Oxford Farming Conference....
07 January 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farmers Must Change Mind Set to Grow Food Sustainably
UK - Farmers need a new mind set to be able to grow and produce food sustainably and profitably, writes Chris Harris, from the Oxford Farming Conference....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Right Policy 'Fundamental' to Food Security, says Kendall
UK - NFU President Peter Kendall will today outline how a refocused CAP could be the driver for a thriving and profitable farming industry in this country....
06 January 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Significant Step Forward in Biofuels Quest
UK - Scientists at the University of York have made a significant step in the search to develop effective second generation biofuels....
03 January 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Director for £16m Bioenergy Institute
UK - Professor Tony Bridgwater has been appointed as the new Director of Aston University European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI). ...
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