soil health

  1. Defra Farming

    An Agricultural Transition Plan 2021 to 2024 PB 14643

    The Path to Sustainable Farming: An Agricultural Transition Plan 2021 to 2024 November 2020 Foreword My family have farmed in West Cornwall for six generations. The names of different fields were passed from each generation to the next. We knew our land and every field on each farm and we...
  2. holwellcourtfarm

    How should agricultural research studies be chosen?

    I have just listened to Monday's Farming Today. In it a researcher from Aberystwyth talked about research to measure how long ewes lie down for as a marker of impending lambing. He justified the project saying it would lead to technology to warn shepherds when a ewe was coming up to lambing. He...
  3. CPM RSS

    Agrovista launches virtual 360° tour of Lamport AgX trials

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Growers across the country can obtain a detailed insight into the work being undertaken at Agrovista’s flagship trial site, Lamport AgX, via a new virtual 360° online tour. The Northamptonshire site, previously known as Project Lamport, is a...
  4. Farm Business RSS

    Leading agri software company Herdwatch to double workforce over next 3 years, creating 40 additional jobs

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Herdwatch, the leading farm management software in the UK and Ireland, has announced plans to double its workforce over the next three years as part of their plans to extend their service. They expect to create an additional 40 jobs during that period...
  5. Agriland RSS

    Herdwatch to create 40 jobs over the next 3 years

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Farm management software company, Herdwatch, has announced plans to double its workforce over the next three years as part of their plans to extend their service. They expect to create an additional 40 jobs during that period, including some in the UK...
  6. D

    Sheep

    It's only half seven and already today there have been two posts highlighting the importance of sheep in countryside management. There's a continuing stream of threads talking about the need to reintroduce sheep into rotations. Is Government going to have to fund a huge marketing campaign for...
  7. W

    Carbon Credits what value ?

    There are a lot of people in the Dairy industry with their eye on the milk producers land and ability to capture carbon. Just what is the real value of Carbon Credits ? Can we trade them ? will we get shafted or get the true value of them.
  8. Farm Business RSS

    Ladies take the lead on sustainable agriculture with UK scholarship

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Across developing countries worldwide, recipients of the UK-based Marshal Papworth Fund scholarships are leading the charge on helping communities ‘growing out of hunger’ through learning about sustainable agriculture, with several leading ladies...
  9. Bupton

    No Till Drill

    Afternoon Guys, I am looking at No Till Drills, and i do like the under cut disc so the Weaving GD and Horizon DSX have my attention at the moment. Any good or bad points of the above appreciated Cheers Bupton
  10. neilo

    TFF Grass Roots Group

    I've just been looking through this week's Farmers Guardian, and saw three quotes from members of the 'TFF Grass Roots Group' in the first couple of pages. If there are a group of people that purport to represent us, then shouldn't we at least know who they are?
  11. Agriland RSS

    Low Carbon Agriculture show set to take place in March 2022

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The Low Carbon Agriculture show will take place in person on March 8-9, 2022, at the National Agriculture and Exhibition Centre (NAEC), to support farmers as they move through the agricultural transition. The event will provide practical guidance on...
  12. M

    Yet another student research project - are you planning on shifting towards producing less meat or dairy?

    Hello! To perpetuate the cliché of students coming to ask for your views on various aspects of your work, I would love to hear your views if the question in my title resonates with you. I've been advised by the moderation team to post about my project in this section. I'm a student at the...
  13. CPM RSS

    Low Carbon Agriculture Show gets 2022 go ahead

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Organisers of the Low Carbon Agriculture show have confirmed the event will take place in person on 8-9 March 2022, at the National Agriculture and Exhibition Centre (NAEC), to support farmers as they move through the agricultural transition...
  14. CPM RSS

    Lamport trials – The good, the bad and the ugly

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF The Agrovista trial site at Lamport in Northamptonshire has matured into a hive of information and reveals how changes in rotational management affect blackgrass populations, crop yields and soil health. CPM visits the trials and finds out its...
  15. Clive

    DEFRA SFI Question time with Janet Hughes - 11th August, submit your questions please

    DEFRA has once more invited the members of TFF to put their questions regarding the ELMS scheme forward and take them to an exclusive interview withJanet Hughes, who is the Programme Director for the Future Farming and Countryside Programme (FFCP). The Q&A will take place on the 11th August and...
  16. Base Farmer Martin

    Funding boost for farmers to tackle water pollution.

    Defra, NE and EA press release today. Funding boost for farmers to tackle water pollution All farmers in England to get support in tackling water and air pollution. Funding almost doubled for programme successfully helping farmers tackle pollution All farms in England will have access to...
  17. GOV.UK RSS

    Funding boost for farmers to tackle water pollution

    Funding boost for farmers to tackle water pollution Written by Defra Press Office Herbal Lays on Higher Blindmoor Farm farmed by Henry Pym in Somerset. There is media coverage in the Times and Daily Express today (2 August) on the government’s expansion of the popular Catchment Sensitive...
  18. Hutchinsons News

    Event showcases environmental options to âbridge the BPS gapâ

    Event showcases environmental options to âbridge the BPS gapâ The switch from direct support to environmentally-focussed payments presents massive challenges over coming years, but leading agronomy firm Hutchinsons is helping growers plan the best way forward to benefit from the opportunities...
  19. Agriland RSS

    Farmers urged to test soil ahead of new standard

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland Farmers across the UK are being urged to test their soil and establish a baseline that will help improve soil health ahead of a new 2022 standard. The Arable Soil Standard was issued in June 2021 as part of the government’s Environmental Land Management...
  20. Agriland RSS

    World Agri-Tech Summit announces start-up innovation challenge

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland Entries are now open for the World Agri-Tech challenge for start-ups with innovative solutions to support sustainable agriculture. The World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit has partnered with Syngenta to host a start-up Innovation Challenge, to spotlight...
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