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Family farm increases revenue with new grain processing plant

Investing in improvements to the productivity and efficiency of their grain handling process proved essential for the Hobsons, who farm in Co Meath.

Nestlé Cereals to support UK farmers adopting regen ag practices

The Nestlé Wheat Plan, launching today (15th June), is an innovative sustainable farming initiative through which the business is forming partnerships with British wheat farmers to support the adoption of regenerative agriculture practices.

Surge in growth of hybrid rye sees UK area increase again by 25%

Wholecrop rye for biogas production is still the biggest market, so choosing high performing AD varieties is the key for most growers, says independent agronomist Craig Green.

McArthur Agriculture to acquire BDC Systems Ltd

Operating independently, both companies will continue to deliver valuable and proven solutions to meet the post-harvest needs of their customers.

Lessons learnt: The path to a regenerative farm

With the agricultural industry under the spotlight due to the ‘climate crisis’, regenerative farming is a hot topic. However, the ability to be able to change your farming practices comes down to one thing – the bottom line. Rachel Hicks reports.

Record number of variety traits on the latest Recommended List

Launched on 29th November, the AHDB RL 2022/23 for cereals and oilseeds features improvements to cereal lodging resistance ratings and additional information on resistance to septoria in winter wheat, as well as new traits for barley (including BYDV tolerance) and an improved choice of varieties for milling, brewing and distilling. Rachel Hicks reports.

Highest untreated yield and strong disease resistance could give variety an edge

New two-row winter barley Lightning looks to be another winner from the Elsoms-Ackermann stable.

Years of experience in drier systems

Graintek was established in 2009 by Kenneth Addison and Phillip Crow.

Looking ahead to spring cropping options

Spring husbandry can provide both value and diversity within a rotation, often demonstrate lower yield variability and can show a better return than their autumn counterparts per £1 spent – although they often struggle to match the best gross margins. But which spring cropping option to choose? Rachel Hicks writes.

New top performing spring oat, Merlin

New to the Recommended List (RL) and delivering an unrivalled combination of yield, quality and disease resistance, Merlin spring oat is a new ‘all-rounder’ for both miller and farmer. 

Winter cropping area set to rise

Favourable drilling conditions and strong prices have supported an increase in winter cropping, according to AHDB’s Early Bird Survey. However, high input costs may have limited further rises.

Politics meets plant breeding

Bury St Edmunds MP Jo Churchill, visited Limagrain UK to see how plant breeding is helping UK farmers to be more sustainable.

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