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Technology could unlock British farmland’s full potential

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Written by Charlotte Cunningham

Software may now enable British farmers and growers to unlock the full potential of their land by applying the exact nutrients it needs, according to the latest announcement from AHDB. Charlotte Cunningham reports. For the first time, the latest research from the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)’s Nutrient Management Guide has been converted to data...

CropTec Show 2018 Event Highlights

104: A look at home-grown forage production and the importance of mineral supplementation in cattle

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104: A look at home-grown forage production and the importance of mineral supplementation in cattle

Written by AHDB

Continue reading more on the ADHB Website...

What ‘type’ of labour will best suit my farm this spring?

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Written by Agriland Team

It is never too early to begin preparations for the busy spring-calving period. This year, in particular, farmers will need to put a lot of thought into what labour they will need for spring 2020; in case of a scenario where farmers have to keep bull calves for a longer period of time on farms.

Now, and not this spring, is when farmers should begin searching for the...

A Fendt-badged telehandler with an ‘all-round view like a wheel loader’

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Written by Agriland Team

Fendt has teamed up with German-headquartered Sennebogen to offer its first own-brand telehandler (telescopic handler).

The machine was unveiled at this week’s Agritechnica show in Germany.

Known as the Cargo T955, this handler’s most noteworthy attribute is its lifting cab.

The cab can apparently be raised to a viewing height of 4.25m. A spokesperson said: “Just...

NIAB takes over Pearce Seeds Dorset trials site

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Written by Jamie Day

Agronomy research group NIAB has added the Pearce Seeds Dorset-based field trials business to its portfolio, giving it an 11-stroing UK trial site portfolio. Pearce Seeds opened the Plumber Farm crop trial facility near Sturminster Newton in the county in 2009. Last year, the centre was jointly managed by Pearce Seeds and NIAB, with NIAB […]

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The next government must deliver change” says flooding expert

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Written by John Swire

Extreme weather and rising sea levels with resulting flooding are becoming a yearly occurrence across the United Kingdom but what is being done to prevent it Simeon Disley, partner at Roythornes Solicitors and head of the firm’s water and flood management team, explains that proactive steps must be taken.

To have your home or farm flooded can be soul...

Ewe nutrition pre tupping to early pregnancy

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Objectives for optimum ewe nutrition and management
• Optimum body condition score (BCS) – 3.5 for lowland (2.5 hill)
• Achieving body weight targets at mating
• Maximising fertility – ovulation rate, conception and low barren rate Early pregnancy nutrition
• Maintaining pregnancy – reducing embryonic loss

Target body condition score
• Assess and group AT WEANING and split
• Target – 3.5 BCS for lowland ewes and 2.5 for hill ewes pre tupping

“Working together we might find a way of working through the [OSR] challenges and getting you some higher yields” Steven Penfield, #CropTec19 speaker

Situation Vacant Farm Insurance Vacancy

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Vaderstad awarded Machine of the Year 2020 at Agritechnica

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Vaderstad awarded Machine of the Year 2020 at Agritechnica

Right now, Agritechnica the worlds largest agricultural fair is in full swing in Germany. Its here that agricultural machinery manufacturers showcase their latest offerings ahead of the coming seasons. Swedens Väderstad has confirmed its leading position and once again walked off with the Machine of the...

Lakeland sets milk price for October supplies

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Written by Agriland Team

Lakeland Dairies has become the latest processor to announce its milk price for October supplies, revealing a slight increase in the figure paid to farmers for milk price and lactose bonus for last month’s milk.

Following a board meeting earlier yesterday, Wednesday, November 13, the cooperative has decided to increase its milk price from 30.03c/L including VAT up to...

First light leaf spot symptoms identified in oilseed rape crops

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Written by Charlotte Cunningham

[Image: ADAS]The first positive light leaf spot symptoms of the 2019/2020 season have been identified by Bayer’s SpotCheck initiative. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Light leaf spot was first identified by SpotCheck on 25 Oct 2019 in Derbyshire and Angus, with samples later positively identified in the Scottish Highlands, Oxfordshire, Yorkshire and Norfolk. The results...

Climate crisis will affect lifelong health of young, warn doctors

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Climate crisis will affect lifelong health of young, warn doctors

Written by Damian Carrington Environment editor

Lancet Countdown tracks impacts of global heating covering disease, wildfires and malnutrition

The climate crisis will determine the lifelong health of today’s children, doctors have warned, noting that global heating was already causing harm.

Children are especially...

Situation Vacant Customer Support Assistant in AgTech

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Breedr is a precision livestock trading and analytics tool. Available on iPhone, Android and Desktop computers. Easy to use, it offers advanced data analytics to improve production, process and transparency. It is a great way to buy and sell livestock.

We're looking for someone who is self motivated and has amazing customer skills, find out more on our online:

Increase profitability with versatile spring barley variety

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Increase profitability with versatile spring barley variety

In a competitive arable market, many mixed farmers are considering alternative cereal varieties offering not only strong untreated yields, but high yielding straw for bedding or forage.

Evelina is a spring barley variety which is gaining popularity with livestock farmers looking for a robust versatile...

FendtONE - The task management system from Fendt

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We have just had a demo of this at Agritechnica and it’s very impressive indeed. Lots of tasks and information easily shared and most importantly it’s available free for all Fendt customers with a Profi Plus tractor from the past 8 years.

Farm-Saved Seed – a mini-guide

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BSPB are aware of the implications of the weather experienced so far this autumn on drilling and seed availability. We’re often asked if you can move seed, here is an explanation of the legal background.

Nearly all modern crop varieties are protected by Plant Breeders’ Rights (PBR). The rights may be EU PBR or UK PBR. A protected variety may not be propagated or sold without the permission of the holder of the PBR. This is usually granted via a licence and requires payment of a royalty to...

John Deere X9 Twin Rotor Combine launch at Agritechnica 2019

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Big new competitor in the high capacity twin rotor combine market from John Deere

Looks like they have the European market firmly in their sights with this. They confidently talked about outputs of over 100t/hr at sub 1% losses

New header, Cab, styling, chopper.......... well new everything really ! - a really impressive bit of machinery

John Deere Future Technology zone at Agritechnica

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When John Deere finally show their hand for their vision of future farming they do it seriously well !!

A rather mind blowing video of how they see the various components coming together

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