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  1. Agriland RSS

    Environment Minister launches new Pollinator Action Plan

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland Minister for the Environment, Rebecca Pow today (Monday, May 23), launched the government’s new Pollinator Action Plan (PAP) which sets out how government, beekeepers, conservation groups, farmers, researches, industry and the public can work together...
  2. Agriland RSS

    Research: Biodiversity loss has effect on global food markets

    Written by Stella Meehan from Agriland Biodiversity losses in countries with smaller, less-developed economies impact large, developed economies, according to a new study. Researchers from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and the University of Reading have shown that pollinator declines and...
  3. Agriland RSS

    GWCT develops new Wildlife Plot seed mix

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland A new wildlife plot cover crop seed mix, which promises to be one of the best yet for biodiversity, has been developed by scientists at the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT). The ‘Wildlife Plot’ mix is available through the government funded...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Agriland RSS

    NI: £2m scheme to improve health of bees and pollinators

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Northern Ireland Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Edwin Poots MLA has launched a scheme specifically for schools to improve the health of bees and pollinators and to help protect eco-systems. The £2 million scheme will provide...
  9. Janet Hughes Defra

    New information about local nature recovery and landscape recovery

    Morning all and happy new year. Further to the information we published about the Sustainable Farming Incentive in December (see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sustainable-farming-incentive-how-the-scheme-will-work-in-2022), today we're publishing information about the 2 other new...
  10. Agriland RSS

    Environment Agency progressing plans to protect Worcestershire village from flooding

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The Environment Agency is progressing plans to deliver a permanent flood protection scheme for the historical Worcestershire village of Severn Stoke. The £1.8 million flood mitigation embankment scheme will provide protection from the devastating impact...
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    Fruit Growers

    Hi all We planted an orchard a few years ago (North Yorkshire), have about 500 trees on some of our land, about 35 heritage varieties on MM106 rootstock. We are maybe 2 years from getting a good crop and our plan is to sell organic juice. Are there any members on here growing Apples? If so...
  12. Agriland RSS

    Defra launches its Implementation Plan for Healthy Bees Plan 2030

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland A raft of new actions were published by the government today (October 5) aimed at sustaining populations of honey bees in England and Wales. Defra published its Implementation Plan for the Healthy Bees Plan 2030 which sets out more than 50 actions which...
  13. Agriland RSS

    Poots launches first-ever scheme to protect NI’s pollinators

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland Environment Minister Edwin Poots has launched Northern Ireland’s first-ever Rural Community Pollinator Scheme to protect the health of the egion’s bees and pollinators. The £700,000 scheme, which is part of DAERA’s Northern Ireland Centenary...
  14. Bushcraft Paddler

    Trees.....

    This is way left of field, but I would really welcome your thoughts. I will also try to keep this as short as possible !! In my daily job I work with Doctors in ICU using inhaled anaesthetics to keep patients in their "induced coma". All sedation is bad for the environment in someway. The...
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    Government launches Bees’ Needs Week

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland To mark the start of Bees’ Needs Week 2021 (July 12 – July 18), Environment Minister Rebecca Pow is calling on everyone – from individuals, farmers, gardeners, or managers of urban spaces – to take five simple actions to care for bees and other...
  16. GOV.UK RSS

    Buzzing for Bees’ Needs Week 2021

    Buzzing for Bees’ Needs Week 2021 Written by Defra Press Office The Defra-coordinated annual Bees’ Needs Week kicked off today to highlight what everyone can be doing at home to care for bees and other pollinators. There was positive coverage in The Daily Telegraph, Daily Express, Farming...
  17. Agriland RSS

    Arla Foods Bee Road campaign aims to plant pollinator ‘pit stops’ across Britain

    Written by William Kellett Farmer-owned dairy cooperative Arla Foods is launching a nationwide campaign to encourage the British public to join its 2,300 farmers and support pollinators by offering a small part of the garden as a safe place for them to refuel and rest. The initiative was...
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    ELMS in the real world.

    Have just been having a read of some current threads: https://thefarmingforum.co.uk/index.php?threads/worsening-blackgrass-ryegrass-problem.347526/ https://thefarmingforum.co.uk/index.php?threads/dd-turnips-into-permanent-pasture-without-glyphosate.347601/...
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    NE new farmers

    Hi So we are fairly new to farming and due to a few reasons we wont be pursuing entitlements/claiming BPS. However, we have been advised to look at Wildlife offers and Hedgerow/tree type funding. We have had a look and my business partner is unimpressed with the tie in time and the amount paid...
  20. Sid

    Are we heading for another dry spring?

    Blue skies again this morning, touch of frost and no rain for next day in forecast, some snow forecast for tomorrow. Drought, I mean extended dry period, sorry @Farmer Roy
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