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  1. Hutchinsons News

    Using stewardship to improve sustainability and productivity

    Using stewardship to improve sustainability and productivity With environmental stewardship becoming a more important income source post-subsidy reform, leading agronomy firm Hutchinsons is giving growers an insight into how features can be practically integrated into productive arable...
  2. Hutchinsons News

    Remedying Soil Problems After a Difficult Harvest

    Remedying Soil Problems After a Difficult Harvest With the recent challenging wet weather in many areas of the country, farmers should consider what can be done to make their soils more resilient for the years ahead, says Matthew Hyslop, Hutchinsons agronomist, based in Angus and Perthshire...
  3. Hutchinsons News

    Increasing Yield with Orchard Design

    Increasing Yield with Orchard Design Given that profit margins are tight and labour is in short supply, a “robot ready” orchard that yields almost twice as much Class I fruit and can be mechanically harvested would probably be a dream come true for the UK’s top fruit growers. Happily, crop...
  4. Hutchinsons News

    Future Farming in Practice at the Helix Project

    Future Farming in Practice at the Helix Project The requirement for growers to be more transparent and to justify their practices will only increase, requiring resource and a new management approach – that was the core message from Hutchinsons Managing Director Andrew McShane to a group of...
  5. Hutchinsons News

    New Mapping System A Game Changer

    New Mapping System A Game Changer What is being described as a “game changing” soil mapping service, is being launched to UK growers. Hutchinsons' TerraMap is said to revolutionise the way in which soil nutrient mapping is currently undertaken in the UK setting a new standard for accuracy in...
  6. Corteva Updates

    â2020, a harvest to forgetâ: Nick Down is making big changes to his operation

    â2020, a harvest to forgetâ: Nick Down is making big changes to his operation Harvest 2020 may not have been easy, but we’re ploughing (not literally) ahead with plans for the future at Yattendon Estate. Our 100ha of winter linseed just scraped 2t/ha thanks to the wet autumn and winter...
  7. Corteva Updates

    The benefits of crimped maize grain

    The benefits of crimped maize grain Our Forage Specialist for the northern regions, Beckie Cartwright, reviews crimped maize grain as a forage source. The autumn maize harvest is now well under way, and with potentially challenging weather conditions, it is important to consider all the...
  8. Howkins and Harrison LLP

    Rural Business Funding

    Rural Business Funding A Case Study: Innes Cheese Highfields Farm, at Thorpe Constantine in south-east Staffordshire is home to cheese makers Joe Bennett and Amiee Lawn. Joe’s mother, Stella Bennett, began making cheese for the Inge-Innes-Lillingston family at the Thorpe estate when the farm...
  9. BVD Zero News

    Survey confirms producers link between BVD control, improved calf health and reduced antibiotic use

    Survey confirms producers link between BVD control, improved calf health and reduced antibiotic use The 2019 National BVD survey was the fourth time that this annual survey has been run, and this year it attracted a record 1,243 respondents. Organiser of the survey, Boehringer Ingelheims Matt...
  10. Polaris News

    All-new RANGER Diesel from Polaris

    All-new RANGER Diesel from Polaris Polaris has introduced the all-new RANGER Diesel for 2019, developed specifically for markets in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Debuting in dealerships this spring, the new RANGER Diesel redefines refinement with the introduction of a...
  11. CHAPs News

    Helping farmers fight PCN in Kenya

    Helping farmers fight PCN in Kenya UK – KENYA collaboration has targeted one of the most economically important crop pests, potato cyst nematode (PCN), through the development of a new assessment tool. The tool aims to enable farmers in Kenya to successfully detect PCN in-field, supporting...
  12. CHAPs News

    Featured Solution - Data Diagnostic Insights - The Rise of the Digital Farm

    Featured Solution - Data Diagnostic Insights - The Rise of the Digital Farm Five years ago, when people started talking about Digital Farming and Big Data, most were not sure what this was or how it related to field base crop production. Since then, writes Keith Norman, the speed of technical...
  13. CHAPs News

    GelPonics aims to decarbonise hydroponics

    GelPonics aims to decarbonise hydroponics CHAP is delighted to announce the launch of a new project to develop an autonomous, hydroponic system centered around a novel hydrogel growing media. The GelPonics project in collaboration between start-up AEH Innovative Hydrogel, robotics experts...
  14. Dekalb News Feed

    DEKALB'S Clearfield Quality Check Scheme

    DEKALB'S Clearfield Quality Check Scheme The DEKALB Clearfield Quality Check Scheme brings together rigorous breeding quality standards, effective volunteer and cruciferous weed control capabilities and advanced pre-movement analytic services. It is available free of charge to all growers who...
  15. Cope Seeds News

    Diary of an Assistant Variety Representative

    Diary of an Assistant Variety Representative Taylor Moore, Assistant Variety Representative at Cope Seeds and Grain, gives an open and honest account of his first season at Cope Seeds, and although rooted in farming, he’s had a lot to learn, being a new entrant to the industry. We’re delighted...
  16. Agrovista News

    Conscientious approach scores triple award win

    Conscientious approach scores triple award win A conscientious approach to crop and soil health management has resulted in a triple award win for Agrovista host farmer, Mark Doble. Mark, who farms more than 160ha at Hurcott Farm near Ilminster, was awarded the Gold Best Plot Yield, Gold Best...
  17. Agrovista News

    Soil health testing upskills knowledge

    Soil health testing upskills knowledge Enhanced soil health testing has enabled farm management company Sentry, to upskill its knowledge and offer improved support to the farms it manages. As one of the largest national farming companies in the UK, Sentry is solely responsible for the...
  18. Agrovista News

    Healthy trees make pick-your-own farm a 20 year success

    Healthy trees make pick-your-own farm a 20 year success Providing healthy Christmas trees to households for more than 20 years means that Martin Kempster’s pick-your-own farm has become an annual tradition for many. The Christmas Tree Farm in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, sells around 1000...
  19. Agrovista News

    New service aims to restore farm soils to peak condition

    New service aims to restore farm soils to peak condition Agrovista has launched a comprehensive soil health offer to help growers optimise the productivity and sustainability of their soils, simply named Agrovista Soil Health. Agrovista technical manager Chris Martin says soils face...
  20. Glampitect

    How Much Money do Glamping Businesses Make? Glamping Site Feasibility

    How Much Money do Glamping Businesses Make? Glamping Site Feasibility Glamping Site Feasibility Glamping is a concept that is spreading at a very high rate throughout the UK. With more people than ever before considering starting a glamping business, we thought we would take some time to...
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