Diversified farms could benefit as holidaymakers look for dog friendly options
24th October 2021
Ninety-five per cent of dog owners are looking to take their pet on holiday, research from leading rural insurer NFU Mutual has revealed, providing farms with hospitality diversifications a potential market boost.
New partnership offers £500,000 boost to farm sustainability research
14th October 2021
AHDB and BBSRC are partnering to invest £500,000 in UK agriculture to help the industry transition to more sustainable practices, and ultimately net zero carbon by 2040.
Conservation ag research shows sustainable route
21st August 2021
Conservation agriculture crop establishment techniques can deliver up to 18 per cent uplift in growers’ net profits, whilst also providing significant enhancement of key environmental and ecological measures, according to the latest findings of the Syngenta Sustainable Farming Initiative.
£1.8m in funding to fight Flea beetle
13th August 2021
Researchers working to combat a devastating pest of oilseed rape have been supported by a fresh injection of funds. Being given £1.8m in funding to fight Flea beetle and protect crops in an environmentally friendly way.
Invasive species have cost UK economy over £5 billion
29th July 2021
Research led by Queen’s University Belfast has shown that invasive species, such as the grey squirrel, European rabbit and Japanese knotweed, have cost the UK economy over £5 billion over the past 40-50 years, making the cost one of the highest totals in Europe.
New research shows stress and tiredness ‘key factors’ in farming accidents
18th July 2021
Stress and fatigue have been identified as a key cause of agricultural accidents by researchers from the University of Aberdeen.
Research in demand for AgriTech postgraduate courses
16th July 2021
Independent research firm, IFF Research are searching for recent AgriTech graduates or anyone currently working in the AgriTech field.
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.
The new research platform helping farmers tell their story
16th June 2021
FieldMouse Research recently launched Opinion Harvester – an online platform where farmers get paid for taking part in market research, allowing them to have their say on important topics.
Mental health awareness week 2021
10th May 2021
The Farming Community Network (FCN) is asking the farming community if it’s really ‘as tough as old boots’ during Mental Health Awareness Week 2021.
Positive uptake of the Big Farming Survey will define future support
7th May 2021
RABI extends its thanks to the farming sector as the largest ever research project into the health and wellbeing of farming people throughout England and Wales concludes its first stage.
Opinion Harvester: enabling farmers to share their views
20th April 2021
A new virtual platform has launched, enabling farmers and farm workers to have their opinions heard – and get paid for them.