Farmers get paid for their opinions in market research

Since September, research incentives totalling over £5,000 have been given to farmers, who all signed up to the Field Mouse Rural Panel, as a thank you for their time and contribution.

Cereal sites required to target aphid research

Cereal growers are being offered an opportunity to learn about their fields’ aphid populations by getting involved in an ADAS-led research project.

Public backing of British farmers grows to record high

A survey by OnePoll has shown that support for British food and farming has reached a record high as a result of farmers’ efforts to keep the nation fed throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

9 in 10 anticipate increased need for farming charities over next five years

Over 90% of contributors anticipate a greater need for farming support organisations over the next five years, a new survey conducted by The Farming Community Network (FCN) has shown.

National agronomy R&D network goes virtual

Growers across the country will be able to access their most relevant local trial findings, variety intelligence and cropping improvement advice from the UK’s most extensive agronomy research and demonstration network without leaving their farms this summer, thanks to the virtual 2020 events programme developed by Agrii.

Cover crop costs calculated by AHDB research

Cover crop strategies – designed to protect margins, capitalise on farm payments and maximise environmental benefits – are essential, according to AHDB-funded research.

Unsustainable soil erosion in parts of UK

A study examined more than 1,500 existing records and found 16% relating to arable (crop-growing) land showed erosion above “tolerable” levels – meaning rates of soil loss are significantly greater than new soil formation.

Sowing the seeds for research project

Researchers at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) have created an apple pollination experiment to help parents who are home schooling their children.

Vegan diets – threat or opportunity?

As climate change fears ramp up, consumers are being urged to reduce or eliminate meat from their diets, with veganism being presented as a way to help save the planet.

Certis Europe to contribute to research on control of cabbage stem flea beetle

The Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board (AHDB), the AgriFood Charities Partnership (AFCP) and Certis Europe BV are to fund a three-year PhD at Harper Adams University in the United Kingdom.

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