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Farmers urged to take advantage of increased investment allowance

Farmers urged to take advantage of increased investment allowance
05-03-2014 03:39 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Indonesia to establish itself as top 3 global wheat importer
Wheat consumption is on the rise in Indonesia, driven by economic growth and convenience. Wheat provides an economical and nutritious alternative ...
05-03-2014 02:47 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops
Get your grassland performing in 2014
Across the whole of the UK 2013 proved to be a much kinder year than 2012, with a much dryer summer and still to date a very mild but very wet winter....
05-03-2014 01:51 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Wheat market jumps higher over Ukraine crisis
Soycomplex Beans closed mixed, after trading sharply higher in earlier overnight trade. That seems to have been linked to the unwinding of long bea...
04-03-2014 11:01 AM | Arable, Crops, News
Centurion MAX adds to black-grass control in sugar beet
Sugar beet is very sensitive to weed competition early on and a planned approach to weed removal is the best and the most common approach. More recent...
04-03-2014 07:24 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Threat of halt to Ukraine corn exports gets market nervous
EU grains closed sharply higher as tensions between Ukraine (and the West) and Russia scaled up a level or two over the weekend. This is the biggest c...
03-03-2014 16:03 PM | Arable, Crops, News
Avadex Granules – well worth considering in spring crops
Avadex Granules (tri-allate) are increasingly used in winter sown crops, but they are well worth considering in spring crops too. With label recommend...
03-03-2014 11:38 AM | Arable, Crops, News
Addition of oats and spring barley to PGR Canopy label
The recent approval of Canopy on spring barley, oats and rye brings not only a safer PGR option, but reassurance to growers as Canopy works across a r...
03-03-2014 11:24 AM | Crops, Feed and Forage, News
Boost for maize
John Jackson, Farms Manager for Severn Trent Water Ltd in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Warwickshire, grows continuous maize on some parts of the fa...
03-03-2014 03:44 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
MEPs urge plant breeding investment to meet future food needs
The European Parliament is urging the European Commission to boost investment in EU plant breeding research to help Europe’s farmers meet future food ...
Plumpton College Open Day
Plumpton College has an Open Day on Saturday 10th May 2014. There will be courses and careers advice, apprenticeships information, business trainin...
28-02-2014 06:59 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Greater threat from staggers this spring
With record winter rainfall leaching minerals from the soil and potassium being more aggressive on magnesium than previously thought, farmers are bein...
28-02-2014 05:08 AM | Crops, News, Arable, Cereal
New environmental scheme for farmers to prioritise biodiversity
Farming Minister George Eustice announced today that the new environmental land management scheme will provide funding for farmers and land managers w...
27-02-2014 19:30 PM | Arable, Crops, News
New Sencorex Flow – new formulation, same recommendations
The mainstay herbicide for potatoes, metribuzin is now available in a new flowable formulation, Sencorex Flow. Potato growers can continue using this ...
27-02-2014 19:28 PM | Arable, Crops, News
Little and often slug control in potatoes
Using low 1.5% active substance metaldehyde pellets this spring in potatoes will allow growers to use multiple applications whilst keeping well within...
27-02-2014 19:22 PM | Arable, Crops, News
Farmer’s use of Smartphones and Apps today
A recent survey of arable farmers, conducted by the Kleffmann Group, reports that 46% of farmers in the UK and 32% of farmers in Germany owned a Smart...
27-02-2014 19:20 PM | News, Arable, Crops
Trigger point for broad-leaved weed control in winter oilseed rape
With the mild winter temperatures, many winter oilseed rape crops are forward. Recent wet weather has limited ability to travel and tidy up weeds. Thi...
27-02-2014 06:39 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, NFU
NFU lays out CAP priorities to Holyrood Committee
The NFU has used an evidence session in the Scottish Parliament to lay out the many challenges faced by Scottish Government in delivering a new area-b...
27-02-2014 03:02 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Rains delay Brazil soybean harvest; another US cold spell
Soycomplex Beans closed with nearby Mar 14 posting a new high of $14/bushel and finishing the day within a cent of that. Nearby meal also set a new...
New Hypro spraying system at Precision Farming Event
A practical, affordable and reliable means of selecting different spray nozzles at the flick of a switch will be launched at the Precision Farming Eve...
26-02-2014 13:59 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Management key to success of Italian ryegrass
While many livestock farmers turned to Italian ryegrass in spring last year to produce large quantities of forage to replenish silage stocks, they wil...
26-02-2014 06:13 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Modeling predicts spread of invasive allergenic ragweed
Rothamsted Research scientists in collaboration with a EU consortium developed a model to predict the shift in distribution of ragweed in Northern lat...
26-02-2014 06:03 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Early disease defence vital to avoid repeat of 2012
Disease levels in cereal crops this spring could exceed 2012 and growers must do all they can to keep on top of the main threats from the outset, warn...
26-02-2014 03:21 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Adexar approval for malting barley 'perfectly timed'
Following its successful launch and use in wheat, BASF's Xemium-based fungicide, Adexar, has gained approval for use in malting barley in time for the...
24-02-2014 06:51 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Shows and Events
2014 Cereals Challenge launched to students
For the fifth year running, students from six UK colleges and universities are rising to the challenge of growing the best plot of winter wheat in the...
21-02-2014 10:38 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports
US corn plantings 'towards the bottom end of trade estimates'
Soycomplex Beans closed higher, despite the USDA's Outlook Forum pegging the 2014 US soybean area at 79.5 million acres, 3 million up on last year ...
20-02-2014 04:27 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Simulation predicts herbidice resistance in weeds
Effective herbicides are essential to rice production in the mid-southern United States. In recent decades, the primary weed that challenges rice fiel...
20-02-2014 03:50 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, Market Reports
Plaid Cymru issues CAP challenge to Welsh government
The Welsh government must change course on CAP reform by transferring some of the money it has taken from single farm payments back 'into the pockets ...
20-02-2014 02:01 AM | Sheep, Cereal, CLA, Crops, News, NFU, Pigs, Arable, Cattle
UK and Irish unions thrash out livestock concerns
UK and Irish farming unions met this week in Stirling to discuss issues facing the livestock industry. Representatives from NFU, NFU Cymru, Ulster ...
19-02-2014 03:14 AM | Cereal, Crops, News, Shows and Events, Arable
Industry flocks to UK stand at Fruit Logistica
Potato Council, Horticultural Development Company (HDC) and the Commercial Horticultural Association (CHA) returned in force to this massive event, wi...
18-02-2014 05:49 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Act now to avoid problems with spring cultivation
A Norfolk land drainage firm has urged landowners to act now to avoid serious problems for spring cultivations and beyond, after experiencing a 25 per...
18-02-2014 02:53 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports
High crop production set to challenge Brazil’s infrastructure
Brazil is expected to have another year of record production for several major agricultural crops in 2014, including soybeans and, depending on weathe...
18-02-2014 02:38 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Property News
Livestock farmers facing 'unprecedented threat' due to mild winter
Livestock farmers throughout Scotland and Northern England are facing an 'unprecedented threat' to their livelihood due to the extremely mild winter s...
18-02-2014 01:46 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Rainy winter gives China chance for productive wheat yield
Soycomplex Beans closed lower on the day, but higher for the week, in what was probably a bit of light consolidation ahead of another long weekend ...
17-02-2014 08:56 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Varietal resistance offers hope in battle against Turnip Yellows Virus
Growing oilseed rape in the absence of neonicotinoid seed treatments and the subsequent crop losses from flea beetle and Turnip yellows virus (TuYV) i...
14-02-2014 04:39 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Argentine rains 'may have come too late' to save corn
Soycomplex Beans closed around 8 to 12 cents lower as the USDA finally confirmed some Chinese soybean cancellations. They cancelled 272 TMT of US s...
14-02-2014 01:57 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Nuffield Scholar to research direct drilling in extreme weather conditions
Cambridgeshire-based arable farmer Russ McKenzie has been selected as the next HGCA-sponsored Nuffield Scholar, researching direct drilling in extreme...
13-02-2014 06:12 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Agriculture Committee rejects seed regulation
The Agriculture Committee rejected the Commission's proposed seed regulation by 37 votes to two on Tuesday amid concerns that it would give the Commis...
13-02-2014 03:27 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Rothamsted to change operations at Broom Barn site
Rothamsted Research is to change operations at their Broom’s Barn site. Previously a centre exclusively for sugar beet research, the site near Bury St...
13-02-2014 02:48 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Wheat market closes higher for second day
Soycomplex Beans closed higher, with nearby months leading the way, on continued strong demand. The market possibly seems to think that US 2013/14 ...
11-02-2014 11:24 AM | Crops, News
Oil composition boost makes hemp a cooking contender
Scientists at the University of York today report the development of hemp plants with a dramatically increased content of oleic acid. The new oil prof...
10-02-2014 06:16 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops
Planning ahead is key for botrytis control
Certis is urging strawberry growers not to rely on another hot summer to prevent disease inoculum transferring from one season’s crop to another, but ...
10-02-2014 06:03 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Farmers urged to explore ornamental opportunities
Farmers and landowners across Wales are invited to attend a free evening event later this month to find out how diversifying into ornamental plants ca...
10-02-2014 05:35 AM | News, Appointments, Arable, Cereal, Crops
Pasture experts join the PFLA team
Four new directors with extensive grassland experience and knowledge of retailing grass-fed produce have joined the board of the Pasture-Fed Livestock...
07-02-2014 05:19 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Pulse Roadshows provide latest advice for peas and beans
A series of free Pulse Roadshows have given arable farmers and agronomists an essential update on options for profitable pea and bean cropping this se...
07-02-2014 03:44 AM | Cereal, Crops, News, Arable
Embrace GM crops, campaigner tells consumers
A former campaigner against genetically modified crops has called for politicians and the public to embrace GM food in order to feed the world’s growi...
05-02-2014 02:10 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Shows and Events
Rodenticide stewardship on course for March decision
The structure of a stewardship regime for second generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs) has been proposed by a comprehensive stakeholder group ...
04-02-2014 11:23 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
US drought becomes 'extreme' for wheat; corn market closes higher
Soycomplex Beans closed around 10 cents higher on the day in relatively quiet trade. China are on holiday, which might mean that the much talked ab...
04-02-2014 03:28 AM | Cereal, Crops, News, Property News, Arable
Review flood management, CLA urges after 'wettest January'
Flood management must be looked at urgently according to the Country Land and Business Association following Environment Agency Chairman Lord Smith's ...
04-02-2014 03:22 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Don't overlook arable sector, cabinet secretary urged
As the debate on CAP implementation intensifies, NFU Scotland has written to Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead to ensure the challenges faced by the ...
04-02-2014 03:14 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Drought and freeze hit US winter wheat
Soycomplex Beans closed firmer in relatively quiet trade. China is closed for the next few days for the Lunar New Year celebrations, so maybe the m...
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17-04-2014 02:48 AM
Rothamsted granted permission for GM trial
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16-04-2014 06:15 AM
Defra flood fund 'welcome news for farmers'
Farmers hit by recent flooding are being offered grants of up to £35,000, the Department for Environ...
17-04-2014 02:18 AM
Farmers urged to take advantage of increased investment allowance
Farmers are being urged to take advantage of the increased rate of Annual Investment Allowance (AIA)...