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  1. AHDB Podcast RSS

    256: Growsave-ing carbon? Net zero and what it means for horticultural production

    256: Growsave-ing carbon? Net zero and what it means for horticultural production Written by AHDB Nathalie Key, AHDB Horticulture Knowledge Exchange Manager for Protected Edibles and Mushrooms is joined by Jonathan Swain, Technical Director at NFU Energy, leader of the Growsave project. Also...
  2. AHDB News

    Carbon Week - 1 to 5 March.

    Carbon Week Carbon Week is a series of AHDB events, taking place from 1 to 5 March. The webinars and panel discussions will feature a range of speakers and are for farmers and growers interested in understanding more about the carbon cycle, carbon auditing, reducing emissions and the...
  3. Agriland RSS

    Eustice backs growers vote to abolish horticulture levy

    Written by William Kellett Growers opposed to the continuation of a compulsory levy to fund the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) have welcomed comments made by Environment Secretary George Eustice that the vote to abolish the horticulture levy will be honoured. Eustice was...
  4. Farm Business RSS

    AHDB launches Carbon Week to support farmers

    Written by Iain Hoey Beginning on Monday next week (1 March), AHDB is launching Carbon Week: a week-long focus on carbon featuring five free webinars to outline the fundamentals of carbon within UK agriculture, bringing levy payers an essential guide to carbon and carbon footprinting. Designed...
  5. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    E10 petrol set to launch in September 2021

    A move to E10 could open up a more profitable avenue for bioethanol production increasing in the UK. With one plant currently mothballed and another running on maize, the incentive to move back to wheat (if competitively priced as a feedstock) to increase production is building. So, let’s...
  6. Agriland RSS

    UK beef exports to Japan add £5.4 million boost to the red meat sector

    Written by William Kellett Exports of beef from the UK to Japan enjoyed significant growth in 2020 – bringing a £5.4 million boost to the red meat sector. According to the latest figures from HMRC, in 2020, 1,581t of beef and offal were shipped to Japan, rising from a modest 734t in 2019...
  7. Clive

    The UK Farmers Union - is it time ?

    First off lets get this clear - TFF is a independent knowledge exchange platform for farmers, it has no remit or ambition to lobby or represent UK farmers is any way. Topics discussed by members on TFF are led by those members, of which I am just one. The below post is my opinion solely as...
  8. Agriland RSS

    Latest cereal supply and demand report shows small surplus before exports

    Written by William Kellett The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has published its latest Cereal Supply and Demand Estimates report. The estimates are based on data through to December 2020 and industry discussions. The balance sheet shows the deficit from November removed...
  9. Farm Business RSS

    Japan offers potential for red meat exports

    Written by Lydia Turner Exports of beef from the UK to Japan saw significant growth in 2020 – bringing a £5.4 million boost to the red meat sector. According to the latest figures from HMRC, in 2020, 1,581 tonnes of beef and offal were shipped to Japan, rising from a modest 734 tonnes in 2019...
  10. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Balance sheet shows small surplus before exports

    The latest AHDB UK Cereal Supply and Demand Estimates have been published today. The estimates are based on data through to December and industry discussions. The balance sheet shows the deficit from November removed, with a surplus of 73Kt before exports are taken into account. Through to...
  11. Sandpit Farm

    Joep Driessen - worth a watch

    This one is 'Live Only' like the Neil Chesterton one was. Definitely worth watching, Joep is really interesting! https://ahdb.org.uk/events/cattle-handling-keep-calm-keep-moo-ving-with-joep-driessen
  12. Clive

    Todays Red Tractor Webinar - My questions

    Lets see if any get asked ............ do not hold your breath !! Q1 -"Guy Smith stated in the Farmer Weekly podcast: “Clearly that [Red Tractor Assurance] is over the top where routine co-mixing is happening.” “Co-mixing will always be a problem.” “I want to investigate the possibility of...
  13. CPM RSS

    Alternative options essential after Vydate emergency authorisations rejected

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham All four Emergency Authorisations submitted by AHDB for Vydate 10G have been rejected by HSE, meaning it’s essential for growers to swiftly assess alternative methods of soil pest control this spring. Charlotte Cunningham reports. This follows the decision not to...
  14. S

    Red clover

    Looking to sow some red clover as a protein crop,any information on soil type,timing regards sowing and mowing would be helpful.Going to try direct drill to establish.:unsure:
  15. O

    Spraying silicone on crops

    Does adding silicon to your spray Ts help the crop to stand up . Interested to here your views . Thanks
  16. Agriland RSS

    New research reveals 40% drop in UK pig farming carbon footprint

    Written by Rachel Martin The carbon footprint of British pig farming has reduced by almost 40% over the last 20 years, according to a new study led by the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) at Queen’s University Belfast. The independent research, which was funded by the EU, drew its...
  17. Eden.Agri.AD

    RT Outers - Divert Your Eyes

    So it's became very clear to me that there is 2 reasons why farmers don't like RT and assurance schemes- 1) They don't like the compliance and paperwork - Understandable it's not for everybody and it doesn't make you a better farmer. 2) Their not getting bang for their buck via premiums- Totally...
  18. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Market conditions and weather can change US cropping intentions

    Attention turned towards the US soyabean and maize planting forecasts for harvest 2021 at the USDA Outlook Forum last week. These US crops can shape global market sentiment for all grains and oilseeds. To put this into context, this marketing year the US is expected to produce 360.3Mt of maize...
  19. CPM RSS

    Velum Prime gains EAMU for free-living nematodes in parsnips

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham Velum Prime the liquid nematicide containing fluopyram can now be used for the control of free-living nematodes on parsnip crops after AHDB Horticulture was granted an extension of authorisation for minor use in this crop. Charlotte Cunningham reports. The news...
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