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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. 

Focus on nutrition for improved forage maize crop yields

Achieving the highest yields possible from your forage maize programme can be dependent on many things. One area in which we do have control is through establishing a robust nutrient management programme.

Common diseases for pulse farmers to look out for this season

Pulse growers are being advised to familiarise themselves with the symptoms, risk factors and management options for key diseases in peas and beans this season.

After a delayed start to the season British strawberries hit supermarkets across the UK

The first crops were delayed by poor weather but producers say volumes looking good for the season ahead. With AVA Berries confirming that this week over 74 tonnes of premium Scottish-grown strawberries will hit supermarket shelves across the UK.

Strawberry crop expected to be bigger, better and juicier this year

Cooler weather and slower growth set to reap rewards for this year’s crop, says British Summer Fruits.

Frost protection for flowering fruit crops with new natural anti-freeze bio-stimulant

AminoA ICEAAX stimulates the production of anti-freeze protein in flowering fruit crops

Cover crop of the year yields carbon-busting results

A contest involving 50 North Yorkshire farmers has removed nearly 3,000 tons of carbon from the atmosphere in just two months – the equivalent of flying from London to New York 4,000 times.

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