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Chancellor’s investment pledge will help farming businesses says NFU

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Written by FB reporters

A commitment by the Government to significant levels of investment into the country’s infrastructure and public services has been welcomed by the NFU.

Union Vice President, Stuart Roberts, said the investment promise made by Chancellor Savid Javid to the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester would help ‘equip’ farming businesses and rural communities, giving them...

FIRA 2019: The International Forum of Agricultural Robotics Goes Bigger in Toulouse, France

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Written by Matt Hopkins

Agricultural robotics is the undoubted solution for reducing the drudgery of work for producers. It allows them to […]

The post FIRA 2019: The International Forum of Agricultural Robotics Goes Bigger in Toulouse...

AHDB opens applications for new chairman

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Written by Rachel Martin

The Government has started the hunt for two new leaders to join the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

A new chairman is being sought to head the AHDB when Sir Peter Kendall reaches the end of his term of office in March.

An independent board member, with the additional responsibility of serving as chairman of the AHDB Audit and Risk Assurance...

Marketplace of Solutions for Global and Local Challenges in Agriculture

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Over 2,750 exhibitors will show innovations, concepts and visions for the agriculture of today and tomorrow on the completely booked-out trade fair grounds in Hanover, Germany – guiding theme: "Global Farming - Local Responsibility"

Dr. Reinhard Grandke, Managing Director of the DLG (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft - German Agricultural Association), Frankfurt am Main...

Adama working on new range of blackgrass herbicides

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Written by Jamie Day

Adama Agricultural Solutions UK is developing a new range of herbicides specifically aimed at controlling blackgrass in cereals crops. It says the new Alomax range will comprise of three formulations, each of which will contain three active ingredients and three modes of action. “Black-grass remains one of the most problematic weeds within UK arable production,” […]...

Unofficial: New John Deere 8R and 7R Series tractors unveiled

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Written by Agriland Team

Pictures are circulating online, which depict the latest-generation 8R and 7R Series tractors from John Deere.

The shots were apparently taken at a recent dealer meeting in Valencia, Spain...

Natural England joint study into enhancing road verges for nature

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Natural England joint study into enhancing road verges for nature

Written by Defra Press Office

Natural England joint study into enhancing road verges for nature

Wide grass verge on a road in Yorkshire (credit Christine Johnstone)


There is...

Collaboration makes yield data analysis easy

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Written by Charlotte Cunningham

Growers with yield mapping equipped Claas combines can now analyse their yield maps instantly during or after harvest thanks to a link up between MySOYL and Claas’s Telematics system. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Yield mapping is set to become even easier thanks to a new partnership between Claas and MySOYL — part of MyFarm, Frontier’s farm management platform. As each...

BSPB publishes 2020 maize Descriptive Lists

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Written by Jamie Day

The British Society of Plant Breeders (BSPB) has added five new first choice varieties to its 2020 Forage Maize Descriptive Lists (DL) Favourable Sites, which was published this week. New to the Favourable Sites DL are the varieties Smoothi CS and Abrisse from Caussade Semences, Prospect from Limagrain, LiRoyal from DSV and KWS Calvini from […]

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91: Why is it important we work with small-scale pig keepers?

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91: Why is it important we work with small-scale pig keepers?

Written by AHDB

The pig industry is made up of a variety of systems, with herds ranging from a handful of sows to thousands. In this episode, we hear from Luchia Gregson, about the work we’re doing with small-scale pig keepers and why it’s so important. We also get an update on the pork market from Bethan Wilkins, one of our...

Scanning challenge for sheep farmers

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Written by FB reporters

Sheep farmers are being encouraged to make more use of the CT scanning of live lambs, technology which researchers at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) have been using successfully for more than two decades.

“These scans, together with growth and ultrasound images taken on farms, allow pedigree breeders to identify the best animals in a flock for breeding,” said SRUC...

GB planted potato area by variety and sector 2019

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GB planted potato area by variety and sector 2019

Written by JamesTaylor

The 2019 GB planted potato area is one of the lowest on record even though there is a 1% year-on-year increase. What is driving this change?

Release Date:
Thu, 09/26/2019

Continue reading more on the ADHB Potatoes...

The Future of Farming? A ‘Swarm’ of Tractors

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Written by Matt Hopkins

A young inventor and entrepreneur from northwest Indiana thinks the future of farm tractors is smaller, lighter, and […]

The post The Future of Farming? A ‘Swarm’ of Tractors appeared first on PrecisionAg...

UK sheep meat exports to China a step closer

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Written by Rachel Martin

Aspirations to export lamb from the UK to China are a step closer after Chinese government officials arrived in the country this week on a fact-finding mission.

A delegation from the General Administrations of Customs of the People’s Republic of China arrived in the UK for a 10-day visit, which ended on Wednesday (September 25).

During the mission, they were given a...

New driver-less ‘concept’ tractor from John Deere breaks cover

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Written by Agriland Team

John Deere has been making headlines this week – thanks in no small part to the public unveiling of an autonomous (driver-less) tracked tractor in Spain.

It’s not the first autonomous or semi-autonomous ‘concept’ tractor that the manufacturer has developed, but this unit is certainly attracting considerable attention.

The striking machine (pictured above and below) was...

Scots farmers face 2045 net-zero emissions challenge

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Written by FB reporters

The Scottish Parliament has approved a Climate Change plan which commits the country to achieving net-zero emissions by 2045 with the farming side of the move being addressed by the promised setting up of an Agricultural Modernisation Fund to support investments in agricultural mitigation measures.

The Scottish Parliament decision, taken late on Wednesday, commits the...

The future of farming

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The future of farming

Written by Defra Press Office

Rolling hills with woodland and hedges separating various fields

English countryside

This morning The Financial Times speculated on how new agricultural policy could reduce...

Date and site confirmed for FTMTA Grass & Muck 2020

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Written by Agriland Team

The Farm Tractor & Machinery Trade Association (FTMTA) has announced that ‘Grass & Muck’ will return to Gurteen College on May 14, 2020.

It will be the sixth such event to be held, since it was first introduced in 2010.

According to the association, this event – focused on working grassland machinery demonstrations – has proven very attractive to both exhibitors and...

Guard OSR against mounting TuYV vector threat

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Written by Charlotte Cunningham

Turnip Yellows Virus (TuYV) is becoming an increasing threat to UK oilseed rape crops, so vigilance and swift action over coming weeks will be essential to minimise its impact, according to the latest advice from Bayer. Charlotte Cunningham reports. The disease, which can reduce yields by 15-30%, is spread by the peach-potato aphid (Myzus persicae) and it’s thought...

Claas to launch new MAN-powered 925hp flagship forager

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Written by Agriland Team

Claas will shortly introduce a new top-of-the-range (MAN-powered) 925hp Jaguar 990. It will be the most powerful self-propelled forage harvester from the manufacturer thus far.

Alongside will be a package of updates for existing Jaguar models (from the 800 and 900 ranges), as well as a new 4.5m Orbis maize header. Among the updates is a move to Stage 5 engines for...

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