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Agrovista partners with Hummingbird over digital agronomy

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Written by Jamie Day

Agronomy services business Agrovista has signed a partnership agreement with Hummingbird Technologies that gives it access to a digital agriculture platform with remote sensing capabilities, as part of its commitment to targeted agronomy. Hummingbird, established as an Imperial College spinout in 2016, has developed a technology platform to capture aerial images of...

Ewe management: It’s time to administer clostridial vaccinations

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Written by Agriland Team

With the lambing season approaching for mid-season flocks, it’s time for farmers to start administering vaccinations.

In particular, a clostridial vaccination should be given to ewes that are four-to-six weeks away from lambing.

It is vitally important that ewes receive this dose as it will have a knock-on effect on their offspring. If ewes are vaccinated on an annual...

How Drone Tech Can Help Growers Target Tomato Diseases

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Written by Matt Hopkins

University of Florida scientists are high on new drone technology that can identify two different tomato diseases — […]

The post How Drone Tech Can Help Growers Target Tomato Diseases appeared first on...

Light leaf spot incidence reaches 62%

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Written by Charlotte Cunningham

Over 60% of samples assessed by Bayer in December contained light leaf spot symptoms (3 days after incubation) according to the latest findings from the firm’s SpotCheck initiative. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Mild temperatures throughout the end of 2019 and no prolonged cold spell have resulted in a conducive environment for light leaf spot to develop, particularly...

British Lion launches £1.3 million 2020 marketing campaign

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Written by Rachel Martin

British Lion has announced plans to pump £1.3 million into its 2020 egg marketing campaign.

The ‘WonderEgg’ campaign focuses on millennials to drive awareness of the nutritional benefits of eggs produced under the British Lion scheme.

In 2019, egg sales to millennials increased by 3% in value and 3.5% in volume in 2019.

Olympic diver and social media star Tom Daley...

Rural and veterinary bodies give their take on the new Agriculture Bill

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Written by Rachel Martin

The long-awaited Bill, which will now start to progress through Parliament, sets out a blueprint for the future of farming in England after the UK leaves the EU, but how have the UK’s rural bodies responded?

The new, revised Bill pledges to reward farmers and land managers with public money for public goods, including higher animal welfare standards, measures to protect...

UFU members ‘outraged’ over vegan ads on bus

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Written by Charles O'Donnell

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) says that some of its members are “outraged” over vegan ads appearing on Translink buses in Northern Ireland.

The union says that several of its members have been in contact to express concern over the add, which is being displayed on Translink buses and apparently reads: “It’s not personal choice when someone is killed…use plants or...

Introduction of Agriculture Bill, the launch of the Joint Unit on Waste Crime and calls for greater protection for our ocean

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Introduction of Agriculture Bill, the launch of the Joint Unit on Waste Crime and calls for greater protection for our ocean

Written by Defra Press Office

Agriculture Bill to boost environment and food production

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CAFRE beef finishing event to take place this Thursday

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Written by Rachel Martin

A knowledge transfer event taking place at Greenmount College this week aims to discuss some of the biggest areas of concern for Northern Irish beef farmers.

The event run by the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) will discuss feeding options and demonstrate practical ideas to maximise market returns.

The efficient production of beef in an...

CropX Acquires CropMetrics to Expand U.S. Market Presence

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Written by Matt Hopkins

CropX, a leading global soil sensing and agricultural analytics company, has announced the acquisition of Nebraska-based CropMetrics, a […]

The post CropX Acquires CropMetrics to Expand U.S. Market Presence appeared first on...

Going local: how to make a big difference in small ways

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Going local: how to make a big difference in small ways

Written by Patrick Barkham

For readers feeling anxious about the climate crisis, a fresh crop of nature writing is energising grassroots activism and inspiring local conservation

Confronted by climate breakdown, the extinction crisis and rising inequalities, it is easy to feel anxious and hopeless. I feel those things, but in...

Agriculture in the European Green Deal

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Agriculture in the European Green Deal

Written by Alan Matthews

The Commission published its Communication on the European Green Deal in mid-December 2019. Previously flagged in Commission President von der Leyen’s...

ADAMA and Syngenta to continue to operate independently of each other following the creation of a new holding company

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Following the January 5 announcement by ChemChina and Sinochem that they are consolidating their agricultural businesses into a new holding company which will be called the Syngenta Group Co., ADAMA has today confirmed that it is entirely business as usual in the UK and that it, and sister company, Syngenta, will continue to trade completely independently of each other.

The formation of the Syngenta Group – which is expected to become the world’s leading agriculture inputs company – will...

114: Recommended List updates plus new Variety Selection Tool

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114: Recommended List updates plus new Variety Selection Tool

Written by AHDB

Welcome to the first AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds podcast of 2020!

In this short episode AHDB Communications Manager Jason Pole explains the recent changes to the Recommended List (RL). Speaking to Paul Gosling, head of the Recommended List team, the two discuss the launch of the online...

Soilytics: Replacing Chemistry with Physics in Soil Nutrient Testing

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Written by Matt Hopkins

Soybean Field
Hyperspectral technology allows for quick and easy soil organic matter testing at a cost-effective rate.

The post...

Can lab-grown food save the planet? | Letters

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Can lab-grown food save the planet? | Letters

Written by Letters

Daniel Pryor of the Adam Smith Institute, David E Hanke, Georgina Ferry and Prof Mick Watson respond to an article by George Monbiot claiming that lab-grown food will end farming and save the planet
It’s encouraging to find agreement across the political divide on the potential of new...

Yuletide ewe: ‘Hardy’ sextuplet lambs born on Irish midlands farm

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Written by Agriland Team

A farming family in the midlands had a pleasant post-Christmas novelty last month with the arrival of six hale and “hardy” sextuplet lambs a few days ahead of the new year.

The six lambs are owned by Offaly farmer and J Grennan and Sons feed merchant employee Mervyn Hardy.

Taking to social media, J Grennan and Sons paid tribute to the farmer, his prolific ewe and her...

Oxford Farming Conference 2020

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Oxford Farming Conference 2020

Written by Defra Press Office

Environment Secretary, Theresa Villiers, standing behind a lectern delivering her speech at Oxford Farming Conference 2020

Environment Secretary, Theresa Villiers, speaking at Oxford Farming Conference 2020

After speaking at Oxford Farming...

NEW COUSINS TOP DISC FOR LAMMA 2020

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NEW COUSINS TOP DISC FOR LAMMA 2020

Cousins Top Disc™ At Rock Bottom Price

Cousins of Emneth Ltd will unveil to farmers the latest addition to their wide range of UK designed and manufactured cultivation equipment at the Lamma Show 2020.

The Top Disc™ is a linkage mounted high speed compact disc harrow, fitted with the new Open Channel™ soil to soil roller, for fast and efficient cultivations.

The Top Disc™ features individually rubber...

Standing on her shoulders: BVA celebrates centenary of women in veterinary

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Written by Rachel Martin

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is celebrating the 100 years since a ground-breaking change to the law allowed women to enter the profession in the UK for the first time.

To mark the occasion, the BVA’s officer team visited the Parliamentary Archives to view the document which opened the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Register to women on December...

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