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'Unanswered questions' remain over Countryside Scheme

'Unanswered questions' remain over Countryside Scheme
30-06-2014 11:33 AM | Arable, Crops, News
Winter barley likely to take up oilseed rape slack in uncertain seed market
Winter barley could take up the predicted drop in oilseed rape plantings this autumn, says Nidera UK seed manager Russell Frost. And with many grow...
27-06-2014 10:07 AM | Arable
A fresh challenge: addressing the volume decline
The value of fresh potato category is growing with a 3.8% rise over the last year, while the volume of fresh potatoes sold has dropped by 8.0% (Kantar...
24-06-2014 10:43 AM | Arable, Renewables
EnviTec Biogas UK Reports Positive Performance At UK AD & Biogas 2014
EnviTec Biogas UK will be showcasing the technology and expertise at UK AD & Biogas 2014 that has led the company to secure a range of multi-million p...
23-06-2014 08:10 AM | Arable, Cereal, News, Shows and Events
Farmer wins prize for spotting illegal pesticide
Lincolnshire farmer David Revill was the winner of the The Voluntary Initiative (VI) “Right One!” quiz run at Cereals 2014. The quiz, sponsored b...
23-06-2014 06:53 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
CAP reform process can reduce compliance burden
Scotland’s CAP decision-making process can deliver simplification and reduce the red tape burdens at both farm and competent authority levels. With...
23-06-2014 01:51 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Heavy rain on the Plains is slowing winter wheat progress
Soycomplex Beans ended mixed, lower on old crop and higher on the new. The CFTC's Commitment of Traders report shows managed money significantly cu...
23-06-2014 01:45 AM | Arable
Black-grass testing
With black-grass now flowering above wheat crops, it is easy to see where this weed has got the upper hand this season. In the next couple of weeks bl...
18-06-2014 02:40 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
EU grains closed mostly a little lower in a subdued session
EU grains closed mostly a little lower in a subdued session. The day ended with the Jul 14 London wheat contract down GBP0.50/tonne at GBP138.75/to...
18-06-2014 02:29 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
US record corn production 'could be on the cards'
Soycomplex Beans ended a little lower, despite a supportive NOPA crush number for May. That came in at top end of trade estimates at 128.8 billion ...
17-06-2014 04:32 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
The role robotics could play in future food production
A team of computer scientists from the University of Lincoln, UK, is co-organising an international workshop on recent advances in agricultural roboti...
16-06-2014 07:19 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Take every option to tackle grassweeds this autumn
With the current season, one of the worst ever for blackgrass infestations, growers should be planning to take advantage of every option available to ...
13-06-2014 10:26 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Slug threat very real concern
The mild winter, twinned with a season that’s so far been conducive to high slug numbers, was a key area for discussion on the Certis stand at Cereals...
13-06-2014 05:10 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
GM crops could be planted in the UK next year
The European Union Environment Council have voted yes on a proposal that could see GM crops planted in UK fields next year. The UK Government stron...
12-06-2014 09:23 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Bayer CropScience announces new wheat testing in the UK
Bayer CropScience has announced it will commence wheat variety testing in the UK. Andrew Orme, Managing Director of Bayer CropScience in the UK sai...
12-06-2014 03:08 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
CAP statement 'signals way ahead for support'
New regulations that give farmers flexibility over how they implement EU rules have been announced today by Environment Secretary Owen Paterson. Un...
11-06-2014 09:41 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Breakthrough in understanding swarming potato blight spores
Researchers at the Universities of Dundee and Aberdeen have made a breakthrough in understanding how the microbial spores which cause potato blight ar...
11-06-2014 09:38 AM | Arable, Cereal, CLA, Crops, News
Concerns around EFAs acknowledged by Defra
Government proposals for Ecological Focus Areas (EFAs) as required under the greening criteria of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will avoid comp...
11-06-2014 08:48 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
UK food production ‘flat lining’ as EU over-regulation continues
Crop production in the UK will be sent into decline if British farmers continue to lose access to key materials, according to the NFU. "The UK's cr...
11-06-2014 08:45 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Nitrogen fixing crops 'will count' towards greening measures
Farmers have today learned that planting nitrogen fixing crops such as peas and beans will count towards their greening measures under the new Common ...
11-06-2014 07:26 AM | Arable, Cereal, CLA, Crops, News
Defra’s septic tank review takes CLA concerns on board
The CLA has said that government proposals to replace the current registration system for septic tanks with a more risk-based system are a step in the...
10-06-2014 09:57 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Revelation provides peace of mind in high disease pressure season
Promising exceptional rust resistance and high yield potential made Revelation the perfect choice for Lincolnshire grower Jim Beeden this spring – and...
09-06-2014 06:47 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Farmers meet MSPs to raise 'serious concerns' over CAP
Farmers from the North East met with MSPs at the Scottish Parliament to raise their serious concerns over the possible threat of an immediate introduc...
09-06-2014 06:18 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
CAP reform update June 2014
We have brought together the latest basic information on the current state of play of this round of CAP reform for each country of the UK with specifi...
06-06-2014 04:09 AM | Arable
Targetting all four diseases in sugar beet
Targetting all four foliar diseases of sugar beet – Cercospora, powdery mildew, rust and Ramularia - could result in higher yields and better returns ...
04-06-2014 08:59 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Hungry crops and high disease pressure prove challenging for student teams
A spring of high disease pressure and hungry crops has provided a challenge for the six student teams fighting it out to grow the most profitable crop...
02-06-2014 14:34 PM | Arable, Renewables
EnviTec Biogas sets out benefits of gas to grid technologies at Cereals 2014
EnviTec Biogas will be on hand to offer visitors the complete picture of emerging biomethane gas to grid technologies at Cereals 2014. From their s...
02-06-2014 11:13 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Early action vital to beat potential blight epidemic
Potato crops are at very high risk from a serious blight epidemic this season and growers will need to begin control programmes early to keep the dise...
30-05-2014 06:27 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
UK agriculture 'set for new era of profitability'
UK agriculture is set for a new era of profitability and rewarding career opportunities, according to chartered accountants and lawyers. Andrew He...
30-05-2014 05:55 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
US wheat crop may be lower this year
Soycomplex Beans closed higher, in what you might call "Turnaround Tuesday" trade, a day later than normal due to Monday's Memorial Day holiday. Th...
29-05-2014 03:44 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
US wheat is still being priced out going forward
Soycomplex Beans finished sharply lower, on anticipated strong progress with US plantings this past week under good sowing conditions. Talk of Chin...
29-05-2014 02:29 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
New understanding as to how plants defend themselves against disease
A new understanding as to how plants defend themselves against some pathogens that cause crop diseases is proposed by researchers from the University ...
27-05-2014 06:44 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Need for the right CAP deal for Dumfries & Galloway
As Scotland enters the final stages in deciding how new support schemes will be delivered, NFU Scotland has met with local politicians and councillors...
22-05-2014 06:39 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Scotland must adopt 'can do' attitude on CAP
NFU Scotland has called on Scottish Government to adopt a ‘can do’ attitude on implementing CAP Reform to ensure precious support funding is focussed ...
21-05-2014 08:16 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Welsh farmers 'left behind' over CAP
Welsh sheep farmers are at risk of being seriously disadvantaged if the Welsh Government does not look at directing funds to upland areas via an Area ...
21-05-2014 07:43 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Mite infestations escalate after warm winter
A prolonged and warm winter has allowed both mites and insect pest infestations to escalate in grain stores and without an effective broad-spectrum tr...
20-05-2014 09:10 AM | Market Reports, News, Arable, Cereal, Crops
Russian and Ukraine corn exports 'are records'
Soycomplex Beans closed with decent gains. Weekly export inspections came in at 167,953 MT, which was towards the top end of the expected 80-175,00...
20-05-2014 02:30 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Yellow rust threat remains 'extremely high'
With the unsettled weather of late disease pressure from Septoria tritici and yellow rust remains extremely high, and spray intervals and dose rates w...
16-05-2014 09:50 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Corn market crashes to losses of 8-11 cents
Soycomplex Beans closed lower in what looked like "buy the rumour, sell the fact" trade. The monthly April NOPA crush came in right on expectations...
16-05-2014 09:25 AM | Crops, News, Arable, Cereal
Land rules offer 'precious simplification' in current CAP proposals
Scottish Government is being urged to adopt new land eligibility rules in its future CAP schemes and help reduce the red tape burden on many Scottish ...
15-05-2014 09:36 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports
Traders 'shy away' from long term Ukraine grain contracts
Soycomplex Beans closed mostly a little higher, save for expiring front month May 14 which went off the board 6 cents lower. This was due to a late...
14-05-2014 09:13 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports
Canadian wheat areas 'set to see better weather'; Corn market ends higher
Soycomplex Beans finished higher in "Turnaround Tuesday" style, with tight and technical old crop the greatest beneficiary. Prospects for significa...
13-05-2014 10:31 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
US to lose place as world's largest wheat exporter to Europe
Soycomplex Beans closed sharply lower, with fund money said to have been a net seller of around 6,000 contracts on the day. Weekly export inspectio...
13-05-2014 10:21 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Ukraine winter crop conditions 'better than last year'
EU wheat markets finished the day sharply lower, with May 14 London wheat closing down GBP2.45/tonne at GBP159.00/tonne, with new crop Nov 14 London w...
13-05-2014 09:43 AM | Market Reports, News, Arable, Cereal, Crops
Distance dictates 2014 grain haulage costs
Results from AHDB/HGCA’s UK Grain Haulage Survey 2014 show a 1.2 per cent decline in average journey costs, compared with last year’s survey. The ...
13-05-2014 09:39 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Potatoes emerge to perfect storm of blight pressure
Many potato crops are now emerging well - straight into conditions that pose a high risk of blight. There is a ‘perfect storm’ of blight risk building...
13-05-2014 02:28 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
How can the next UK government boost agricultural production?
How can the next UK Government boost agricultural production? That is the question being asked by the Crop Protection Association (CPA) at its Annual ...
12-05-2014 09:53 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
London and Paris wheat 'starting to look weak'
EU grains closed mixed ahead of the release of today's important USDA WASDE report, which will give us a first glimpse into their take on crop product...
09-05-2014 10:11 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports
US winter wheat conditions 'mixed'
Soycomplex Beans closed with decent gains heading into tomorrow's USDA report. Maybe the trade was enthused by news that China had imported 6.5 MMT...
09-05-2014 02:57 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Spraying innovation to the fore at Cereals 2014
Farmers looking to purchase new or updated sprayers or catch up with the latest spraying technology have an unrivalled opportunity to do so at Cereals...
09-05-2014 02:31 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
EU wheat markets closed mostly lower
EU wheat markets closed mostly lower, on what looks like profit-taking and book-squaring ahead of tomorrow's USDA report and an easing of tensions in ...
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