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Major new cereal fungicide granted GB authorisation 

An eagerly awaited fungicide product that has delivered substantial yield gains in wheat and barley trials has received authorisation for use in Great Britain, confirms its manufacturer, Syngenta. 

How to minimise the impact of wet weather on silage

After a wet winter, increased wheel ruts in fields and delayed slurry applications, there is an increased risk of soil and slurry contamination in first-cut grass silage, Volac has warned farmers.

Farm theft – is your farm secure?

According to the NFU, rural crime in the UK rose by 22.1% last year and cost an estimated £49.5m – crimes including fuel thefts, livestock rustling/worrying, fly-tipping as well as stolen machinery, equipment and vehicles.

Farmers asked for views on cattle ID

The Scottish government has launched a consultation on plans to modernise how cattle are tagged, identified and traced.

Six new varieties added to the 2025 sugar beet list

The British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO) has announced new and withdrawn varieties on the sugar beet list, bringing it to a total of 22 varieties for 2025.

Driverless solution for arable farmers launches

Kuhn has launched its autonomous concept Karl, a driverless solution aimed at arable crop production.

New minty fresh addition to disinfectant brand’s teat dip range

Following requests from customers, Evans Vanodine has launched a new teat dip, spray, and foam, Masomint, which is formulated with a mint fragrance.

The benefits of Calciprill – Insights from the UK

Delve deeper into the benefits of Omya Calciprill, a granulated soil conditioner made from high quality natural calcium carbonate.

Nutrition and breeding management “essential” to hit KPIs

Replacement heifers and post-calving cows are under a lot of pressure to hit breeding KPIs. Rumenco nutritionist Dr Alison Bond shares how the new formulation of Maxx Cattle Booster Plus will help achieve this.

Compact telehandler is a new option for UK farmers

Kubota displayed its KTH4815-2 4.8m, 1.5t compact telehandler for the first time at the LAMMA show in January this year. Customer and dealer deliveries start this month, so David Williams has been putting the new model through its paces.

Farming’s balancing act

Are schemes such as SFI and Countryside Stewardship making it possible – and profitable – to produce food and care for the natural environment? Sarah Juggins investigates.

How do we measure ‘environmentally good’, and how will this impact on productive land?

Farming and food production is full of uncertainty at the moment – driven by the extreme wet weather, funding for environmental schemes taking priority over growing crops, and lack of data for decision-making.

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