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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.

Suffolk’s largest tomato producer ceases production due to energy costs

As soaring costs hit farms across the UK, tomato producer Sterling Suffolk has ceased production three years after its first fruit went on sale commercially.

Breeder widens maize portfolio

Elsoms Seeds’ new early maturing variety Makayla offers high yields and more efficient harvesting, says Cropco’s Sam Poulton.

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.

Fischer Farms announces plans for world’s largest vertical farm in Norfolk

A vision to feed Britain in a more resilient and sustainable way lies behind multimillion-pound plans to create the world’s largest vertical farm, which has been launched by green energy expert and Fischer Farms CEO, Tristan Fischer.

Are pumpkins for more than just Halloween?

Pumpkins might still be seen as a quintessentially American crop, but the last 30 years have seen their slow, steady rise in the UK arable sector. This rise has led to a now booming industry providing diverse income for farms across the UK.

Has recent UK temperature changes made planting vineyards viable?

With the ever-rising average temperatures in the UK, farmers can look at other options for crops, including vineyards and grapes.

PGRO’s Jim Scrimshaw steps down from role after 33 years

After 33 years loyal service, PGRO principal technical officer Jim Scrimshaw has decided to step down from his role. His last day in the role was on 16th September 2021.

KWS maize demonstration site open to visitors in September

This year, growers will once again be invited to the forage and energy maize demonstration days at KWS’s Lydney headquarters in Gloucestershire, after the annual events were replaced with a virtual tour for 2020.

Cover crops in the rotation will yield hidden benefits

Experts are urging growers not to overlook the value of cover crops as they plan their rotations for the new season ahead.

Fruit Focus returns to Kent this summer

Fruit Focus 2021, the premier event for the fruit industry, will open its doors to physical visitors on 21st July 2021 with no restrictions. 

Britain’s first national berry month this July

The first National Berry Month – dedicated to celebrating Britain’s most loved berries – is almost upon us. 

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