Cover crops in the rotation will yield hidden benefits
4th August 2021
Experts are urging growers not to overlook the value of cover crops as they plan their rotations for the new season ahead.
Plotting a new course – soil experiment field is on the move
29th July 2021
An Aberdeen crop trial field which has been providing Britain’s farmers with vital scientific data for 60 years is being dug up and transported a mile along the road.
Five UK farmers join Bayer’s decarbonisation programme for agriculture in Europe
13th July 2021
Bayer have announced the European launch of its global Carbon Initiative. Five farmers from the UK and more than twenty others from across Europe will be working with Bayer to investigate how to decarbonise the food value chain.
Turf wars: arable farming creates “gangsters’ paradise” for soil microbes
11th June 2021
The impact of arable farming on soil ecosystems has been likened to creating a “gangsters’ paradise” by one of the authors of new research aimed at helping damaged soils recover.
Blight control for today and tomorrow
9th June 2021
Blight is the bane of potato growing and experts warn that, long-term, pressure in the UK is only set to rise. We asked a specialist agronomist, a grower and a crop protection manufacturer about best-practice now and in the future
Common diseases for pulse farmers to look out for this season
27th May 2021
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.
Getting the most from your sugar beet crop
26th May 2021
A particularly cold April has put more pressure on sugar beet farmers than usual, making it vital that every possible action is taken to ensure yields are optimised and able to fulfil their potential. The key to achieving this? A robust nutrient management programme.
New tool to help farmers make decisions over cereal disease launched
17th May 2021
Syngenta has launched a new, online support tool to help growers with fungicide decisions in winter wheat and in winter and spring barley.
Adapting to changing climate a challenge for UK farmers
12th May 2021
Extreme weather is harming UK agriculture – but many farmers have not yet made adapting to the effects of the climate emergency a priority, a new study shows.
VF technology: how can it improve our soils?
21st April 2021
BKT is taking innovative VF technology to the next level, creating a formidable ally against soil compaction.
Soil health improved by fermented compost
15th April 2021
Bokashi, a fermented alternative to compost, could help farmers improve soil organic matter and carbon retention.
Now is the time to monitor your soil for greater sustainability
16th February 2021
UK soils have changed greatly in the last few decades. 97% of sampled soils show sulphur deficiency and low organic matter levels are commonplace across arable land. How can we monitor our soils to ensure a robust sustainable practice while, at the same time, promoting higher yields?