Paid-for opportunity for farmers to carry out pulse trials
26th February 2024
UK pea and bean growers are being invited to become ‘pulse pioneers’ by contributing to a ground-breaking farmer-led research programme.
A sky-high revolution in crop research
9th February 2024
Drone technology is poised to bring about a significant transformation in crop research in the coming years, according to agronomy company Agrii.
£3.3m granted for project to cut down dependence on mineral nitrogen fertilisers
27th January 2024
A major on-farm trial and research project that seeks to significantly reduce the dependence of UK grassland farming on mineral nitrogen fertilisers has been granted a £3.3 million boost from Defra.
Greater complexity needed when measuring methane from livestock, study finds
22nd September 2023
AHDB has welcomed a pioneering study by UK scientists that demonstrates the need for using multiple metrics, such as GWP*, to accurately assess the climate impact of methane from livestock for better policymaking.
Farmer behaviour critical to controlling livestock disease outbreaks, study shows
15th September 2023
New research by the Universities of Warwick and Nottingham has revealed how differences in farmer behaviour, particularly around vaccination uptake, can influence the outcome of livestock disease outbreaks.
Producing more for less: Multispecies swards show exciting potential for livestock sector
30th August 2023
Research carried out by UCD’s School of Agriculture and Food Science has shown that significant cost savings are possible when using multispecies swards for grazing livestock, which can yield up to 25% more herbage and lead to quicker finishing times.
New research project aims to kickstart domestic chickpea production
24th July 2023
A two-year feasibility study led by crop research organisation NIAB is set to explore the potential for domestic chickpea production, which could further reduce fertiliser reliance in the UK arable sector.
Consumers willing to pay extra for affordable premium meat, research shows
3rd July 2023
Despite the cost-of-living crisis still impacting household finances, recent AHDB research has uncovered that consumers are willing to treat themselves in-home as a cheaper alternative to eating out, which presents an opportunity for some premium meat products.
Farmers invited to help identify the risks of cultured meat to UK agriculture
28th June 2023
A team of Royal Agricultural University (RAU) researchers looking to understand the risks and opportunities of lab-grown meat is offering farmers a funded opportunity to share their views on how the controversial technology might impact UK agriculture.
Collaborative research highlights practical ways farmers can adapt to climate change
30th May 2023
With the frequency of extreme weather events on the rise, there is an increasing need for agriculture to build resilience against climate change, which has been the focus of research carried out by ADAS and the Met Office Hadley Centre to identify ways farmers can adapt their practices to the changing climate.
Study confirms women are driving the growth of agritourism
8th March 2023
A recent Irish study argues women in the farm sector have played a key role in the growth of agrotiurism by being more open to farm diversification and going beyond the “productivist” type of thinking in agriculture.
Trial data to benefit growers looking to improve variety performance
16th February 2023
Findings from a three-year nitrogen (N) efficiency trial have been labelled as a ‘potential game changer’ for growers looking to enhance farm sustainability and variety performance while reducing the overall cost of N inputs.