The Farming Forum

Drone Tech Takes Weed Control on the Farm to a New Level

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Written by Matt Hopkins

There has been a lot of buzz about potential uses of drones in agriculture, reports Growing Produce. And, […]

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Appeal for info made regarding ‘suspicious animal incidents’ amid ‘occult’ claims

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Written by Agriland Team

An appeal for information has been made following a series of suspicious incidents in which cattle and sheep have been wounded and killed in the UK recently.

In a statement released on Friday, November 22, Hampshire Constabulary appealed for information, stating:

“We are appealing for witnesses following suspicious incidents involving animals near Lyndhurst.


Keith Holly obituary

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Keith Holly obituary

Written by Greg Dunning

My grandfather Keith Holly, who has died aged 93, was an agriculturalist, a researcher into weeds and a campaigner.

In 1960, he was involved in establishing the Weed Research Organisation (WRO) in Begbroke, near Oxford, funded by...

Lead the narrative on climate change

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Written by Charlotte Cunningham

CPM readers can step forward and become part of the solution to climate change, says the UK’s premier fertiliser manufacturer. Here’s how and why. By Tom Allen-Stevens Crop production can play a key role in mitigating against climate change. Arable farmers should plan now to ensure they make the most of this great opportunity. That’s the view from CF Fertilisers, who...

Looking For Work Arable operator in yorkshire

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Arable operator with 17 years experience looking for permanent full time arable job in Yorkshire.
Currently living in East Yorkshire but would be prepared to move for the right role.
Experience and qualifications as follows :

Category H track layer/crawler tractor.
PA1 and PA2 spray Certificates.
PA4S (slug pellets) certificate.
PA4G (granular pesticides) certificate.
PA6 (knapsack)
Health and Safety on Farms Certificate
Rodent Control on Farms Certificate
Mental Health in...

Despite the rain, British potato harvest is 89% complete

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Written by Agriland Team

British farmers have persevered in the face of adversity to complete 89% of the potato harvest during the wettest year since 2012.

Due to the success of the harvest and volume of the stored crop, Christmas roasties and crisps are expected to be safe.

However, the challenge for farmers still unable to lift crops due to wet or flooded ground will now be cash flow and the...

Situation Vacant Assistant Herdsman- Peak District Derbyshire

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We are looking for a Assistant Herdsperson to be a part of a team of 4 for our 330 cow, 500 acre dairy farm. The herd is autumn block calving and run on a paddock grazing system, making maximum use of grazed grass through a fully tracked paddock system. We rear around 90 replacements every year born over an 8 week period. Most field work is carried out in house using modern up to date kit. Silage and whole crop are lifted by a local contractor.
A one bedroom self contained flat on farm is...

Lister Wilder draws in the help of local artists to celebrate the British countryside and raise funds for RABI

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Three local artists from the south of England have submitted their work to feature in Lister Wilder’s 2020 calendar. A selection of the images featured will then be auctioned off as a special first edition, signed print or in the case of Gail Davis, an original oil painting, to raise funds for charity of choice, The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I).

‘Celebrating the British Countryside’ was the theme for this year’s calendar and all three artists were tasked to interpret...

Parties pledge continued farm support post-election

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Written by Jamie Day

The Conservative Party has pledged to keep farm support funding at CAP levels post-Brexit for every year of the next Parliament, should it win an overall majority in next month’s general election. The Labour Party has already committed to maintaining a £3bn annual direct farm support package. In 2017, the Theresa May administration promised to […]

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Grain price: Little movement in price or some harvest reports

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Written by Agriland Team

Winter planting of cereal crops remains at a standstill here in the UK and Ireland as wet weather dominated the week and sent land into further lockdown.

Tillage farmers are now facing into a busy spring and reduced yields next season. At times like these, it is...

“It’s important for me to have a better understanding and express my views to the manufacturers” Oliver Scott, Thelveton Farms #CropTec19 visitor

105: What does the new Welfare Code mean for you?

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105: What does the new Welfare Code mean for you?

Written by AHDB

In this month’s Pork-focused episode, we’ll be focusing on welfare and looking at what Defra’s updated Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock means in practice for pig keepers. We’ll also be hearing about some of the key highlights from last month’s meetings for small-scale pig keepers and finish with a quick look... on Tips for matching soybean traits to specific needs in 2020

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Selecting soybean seed for 2020 is a complex decision, and there are more trait technologies available than ever. After a season beset by untimely rainfall and planting delays, farmers are focusing on more maturity options, disease tolerance, and weed control convenience with their next crop.
“With a lot of wet conditions this year, farmers are looking for varieties with good tolerance to diseases like frogeye leaf spot and Phytophthora,” said Andy Robinson, Indiana agronomist for Mycogen...

Using Blockchain To Make Fragmented Food Supply Chains Traceable

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Written by Matt Hopkins

Here are two trends: More retailers want to know where their food comes from, mostly because more consumers […]

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Situation Vacant farm work Yorkshire

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looking for livestock role ideally in east Yorkshire/ north Yorkshire. would ideally like a position within the pig sector but willing to change and learn new things
I have 10 years experience mainly on breeding herds and have been a manager and post wean manager
would ideally need acoomadition or time to relocate
please dont hesitate to ask questions

7Sense Smart wireless temperature and humidity sensor monitoring system

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Today, just ahead of BP2019, the Scottish precision farming pioneers SoilEssentials announce a new collaboration with Norwegian company 7Sense, to be the UK’s first and exclusive reseller of their smart, wireless temperature and humidity sensor monitoring system and their reliable, waterproof irrigation sensor. The two companies strongly believe that their innovations should have an affinity with their customers and are created in a collaborative manner with them.

Max J. Tangen, CEO of...

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

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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...

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