Green peer Natalie Bennett has received House of Lords support for an amendment to the Environment Bill, which would require Government to set targets for soil health alongside those already in place for air and water. Proposal supported by some well known figures including Lord (Don) Curry...
Soil Health Action Plan to be launched
Written by Defra Press Office
A Soil Health Action Plan (SHAPE) for England will be published to restore the health of our soils, Lord Goldsmith announced in a speech in the House of Lords yesterday (Wednesday 8 September).
During a debate in the...
I've been offered some chicken muck. It wont cost me much, and am keen to take it.
I will spread it on some stubble ground and plough it in.
Am I doing the right thing? Is there anything to worry about? Roughly, how much to the acre should I be spreading...?
Thanks for your help.
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Interesting article about a study done into how long it takes for self sown woodland to establish.
Perhaps the government would find it easier and more cost effective, to simply...
Interesting stuff going on in Sri Lanka right now, back in April the government unilaterally declared that all farming was to become organic, and outlawed the importation of agro-chemicals and artificial fertilisers. This has resulted in rampant food price inflation as crop yields are set to...
Hello all, I'm looking at digging our old sprayer out of the shed and fixing the pump then using it for spraying off grassland and round the borders of fields with roundup. It's only a 12m sprayer so can't do the arable with it. Do I need a sprayer license for that? I was thinking I could...
Written by Charles O'Donnell from Agriland
Austrian agricultural machinery company Pottinger has hit a new record turnover in the 2020/2021 financial year – to coincide with the 150th anniversary of its founding.
The business achieved a turnover of €405 million in the most recent financial...
I am not sure what to make of this piece, does it have any merit or is based on nothing? I like most use it but worry there may be more downsides than we've been made aware of...
Britain backs bio-mass energy in race to hit emissions targets
Burning renewable trees promises carbon-free power – but it may not stack up
ByRachel Millard2 March 2020 • 6:00am
Burning wood chips for power is controversial CREDIT: Daniel Lewis
Rising and falling with the tides of the Humber...
Measuring success: the role of self-assessment
Written by Alice Groom
This is a guest post written by Alice Groom, a Senior Policy Officer at the RSPB.
Farmers can play a critical role in tackling the nature and climate crises, but do they also have an important role in assessing the health...
As above can or can’t I ?
spoke to our local water authority re sludge spreading and it would seem they are seriously considering taking the ea to court over this debacle , nfu are you thinking of the same ?
Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland
I heartily agree with the principle now being espoused by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in Northern Ireland, to the effect that future area-based support payments must be underpinned by a commitment on the part of...
Written by Agriland Team from Agriland
The UK government has strengthened its commitment to protect the environment for future generations with new amendments to the landmark Environment Bill.
The government hopes the changes, which include strengthening the duty to set a legally binding...
Warham Camp is an excellent example of an Iron Age fort. Free entry, great place for an educational wander and a picnic. On top of being a scheduled monument, it is also a SSSI specifically due to the tightly grazed chalk grassland and the rare flowers and butterflies that thus thrive.
Written by William Kellett from Agriland
The weather this spring was not conducive to dealing with grassland weeds.
Many, such as docks, thistles, and nettles, have grown on, set seed and dominated a greater area than before.
However, all is not lost. Recent mild and wet weather means now is...