No palm products? No problem

Practical and economic alternatives to the feeding of palm fat derivatives.

Feed trees to sheep to cut greenhouse gases, study suggests

Introducing tree leaves to a sheep’s diet could play an important role in reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions, suggests research presented at the Intercropping for Sustainability conference.

Farmers and walkers urged to work together

Walkers and farmers must work together to avoid damage to crops and wildlife habitats; so use a pair of wellies and stick to the footpaths, says rural body.

The future of farming?

Farmtrac’s electric FT25G tractor leads the charge.

Video competition to find Scotland’s climate friendly farming champion

Winner of state-of-the-art drone to be announced at AGM.

Excessive levels of metaldehyde continue to be detected in water courses this winter

Wet weather throughout the autumn created ideal conditions for slugs. The challenging conditions have also meant that farmers have struggled to get winter wheat drilled. But the wet weather has delivered a double whammy, causing excessive water run-off in some areas.

Farmer-led groups to combat climate change

Two new farmer-led groups are being established to develop advice and proposals to the Scottish Government on how to cut emissions and tackle climate change as reaffirmed in the recently published Climate Change Plan.

Goodbye 2020, hello 2021!

With so much to contend with in 2020/21, Farmers Guide asked farm consultancy expert Mark Russell, a partner at Carter Jonas, for his advice on how to plan for the future when there are so many unknowns.

Mixed farmer reaps rewards of environmental grants

Over the past three years, a Derbyshire farmer has successfully capitalised on over £15,000 of funding from Severn Trent’s environmental schemes, to protect water quality and improve farm efficiency.

Geared for change

With a focus on environmentally-friendly products, Martin Lishman says it is well-placed to help growers embrace the ever-increasing emphasis on sustainable farming.

Lamb and beef back on the menu for climate-conscious consumers

Saturday Kitchen host Matt Tebbutt is encouraging people hosting smaller Christmas gatherings to consider a piece of lamb or beef as an alternative to a turkey this year

Govt’s new roadmap represents “an historic shift” in farming policy

Defra has unveiled its roadmap for sustainable farming after the Brexit transition map, representing the most significant change to farming and land management for 50 years.

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