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New GrowHow farm adviser for South West and South Wales

New GrowHow farm adviser for South West and South Wales
Insecticide restrictions 'will have a catastrophic impact'
The decision on Monday to introduce EU-wide restrictions on neonicotinoid insecticides linked to bee decline is 'likely to have catastrophic impacts f...
26-04-2013 17:44 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Grassland, News
Sumo's DTS drill shows its paces on pea acreage
Sumo drill specialist Marcus Ainley sowing Maro marrowfat peas at 320kg/ha into sandy soil over clay near Braintree, Essex in the third week of April,...
A breath of fresh air
Diane Symes, Chair of the AHDB Education Group, shares her passion for teaching children about food, farming and health eating. It’s my passion - ...
17-04-2013 16:33 PM | Feed and Forage, Grassland, Market Reports, News
Control weeds to maximise silage yields and quality
Farmers desperate to replenish empty forage stocks in the next few weeks can increase silage yields and quality by getting rid of broad-leaved weeds l...
11-04-2013 13:34 PM | Grassland, News
Stop pasture turning yellow this spring
Buttercups and dandelions are likely to be a much bigger problem in grass fields this spring according to David Roberts, grassland agronomist for Dow ...
08-04-2013 14:42 PM | Farmshops, Grassland, News, NFU
Plant growers report 'catastrophic' spring sales figures
Growers of pansies, primroses and pot plants destined for gardens up and down the country are reporting 'catastrophic' impacts on their businesses fro...
28-03-2013 10:55 AM | Grassland, News
Don't rush repairing damaged grassland, specialist urges
Livestock farmers looking to rejuvenate battered permanent pasture and leys that have been subjected to continual rainfall, livestock trampling, and h...
28-03-2013 09:49 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Grassland, News, Property News
Rural careers 'inadequate' for young people, says report
The countryside offers inadequate career opportunities for young people, according to a report released today. The findings from NFU Mutual's Count...
27-03-2013 11:53 AM | Grassland, News
Dandelions likely to be 'much bigger problem this spring'
Buttercups and dandelions are likely to be a much bigger problem in grass fields this spring, according to Dow AgroSciences. Buttercups favour wet...
19-03-2013 17:54 PM | Grassland, News, Property News
Wet soils create complex soil pest and disease challenge
Potato crops could be in greater danger of PCN attack this season, if soil sampling has failed to identify existing populations and impending risk. ...
08-03-2013 13:47 PM | Grassland, News, Slurry and Irrigation
Peat-free compost research results 'on right track'
Results from in-depth research on peat-free compost from the UK's largest green waste composter are 'encouraging', according to principal lecturer at ...
06-03-2013 16:41 PM | Forestry, Grassland, News, Property News, Renewables
New solutions needed to pay for conservation
The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has urged the government to find new ways to pay for looking after the natural environment. It said...
22-02-2013 09:46 AM | Dairy, Grassland, News
Earlier first cut silage and quicker livestock turnout
Livestock farmers can enhance the growth rate of their grass, leading to earlier first cut silage, earlier turn out and higher productivity, through t...
19-02-2013 12:13 PM | Grassland, News
Dock control in grassland 'essential' to maintain forage quality
Controlling docks in grassland is important to maintain forage quality and livestock output, but herbicide choice has become more limited and perennia...
Environmental Stewardship derogations continue due to bad weather
Natural England will be continuing to make its Environmental Stewardship scheme derogations available due to recent wet weather and snowfall. They ...
Needham Chalks sold in multi-million pound deal
Needham Chalks has been sold to Bishop's Stortford based Harlow Agricultural Merchants, who also acquired a leading analytical laboratory business fro...
Marginal Areas can Drive Farm Profitability
The Government and farmers must do more to unlock the potential of marginal areas in the UK, it has been claimed. Anaerobic digestion (AD) speciali...
02-11-2012 15:11 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Grassland, News
BCPC supports pesticide Action Plan
The consultation period on Defra’s draft National Action Plan (NAP) for the sustainable use of pesticides has just ended. Commenting on the draft,...
24-09-2012 15:54 PM | Grassland, News, Property News
Green invasion destroying Kent’s countryside
A crackdown is taking place in Kent to tackle an invasion of plant species which are destroying river banks and taking over native vegetation. Gian...
07-09-2012 12:37 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Grassland, News
Winter and spring beans give potential for blackgrass control
“Winter and Spring Beans give potential for blackgrass control in addition to the other benefits from pulse crops,” says Jim Scrimshaw PGRO Principal ...
17-08-2012 11:14 AM | Grassland, Market Reports, News, Property News
Cultivation Update - 17th August 2012
Richard Hales, Sumo Grassland Specialist, comments on latest field conditions: What a difference a couple of months make! Many areas have had two o...
16-08-2012 07:41 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Grassland, News
2,4-D resistance could limit herbicide future usefulness
Even as crops resistant to 2,4-D herbicide are being developed, populations of weeds are also developing a resistance. A 2,4-D–resistant variety of th...
Renewable Obligation response is 'good news' for wind energy
Developers of onshore wind projects have received welcome news as the government announced a lower than expected reduction in the Renewables Obligatio...
13-06-2012 09:12 AM | Arable, Cereal, CLA, Crops, Feed and Forage, Grassland, News, NFU
CAP reforms would damage UK competitiveness - NFU
Following a trip to Strasbourg to meet with key MEPs involved with the CAP reform process, farming unions have said the greening measures being propos...
11-06-2012 11:01 AM | Arable, Cereal, CLA, Grassland, News, NFU, Property News
Farming groups lobby over CAP reforms
Farming associations are stepping up the intensity of their lobbying efforts to put CAP reform proposals back on track by holding a series of high-lev...
08-06-2012 13:01 PM | Grassland, News, Arable, Cereal, Crops
High sugar extended grazing mixture launched at Grassland
A new seeds mixture for extended grazing and comprising exclusively of the Aberystwyth-bred Aber High Sugar Grasses has been launched at the Royal Wel...
Sorting arable and grass tasks
Investment in a purpose-designed grassland subsoiler can be more easily justified if the implement is versatile enough to also handle arable tasks, ac...
17-04-2012 08:56 AM | Arable, Cereal, Grassland, Crops, Feed and Forage, News
Spring barley demands vigilance following recent rain
Growers are being urged of the need for vigilance in this season’s spring barley to ensure a timely start of post-emergence weed control strateg...
10-04-2012 10:54 AM | Grassland, News
Weed control in grassland is imminent
Controlling docks in grassland which contains a white clover component is important to maintain forage quality and livestock output and Jock Logan of ...
Agri-seeders sold into Ireland for grassland rejuvenation
Louth based grass seeding contractor Fergie O’ Neill has purchased a Vredo Agri Seeder which is specifically designed for stitching grass into e...
28-03-2012 08:09 AM | Arable, Grassland, Crops, News
New Weed Identification App from BASF
BASF and ADAS have developed a new and fully comprehensive Weed Identification App for iPhone users to allow accurate identification of arable weed pr...
Planning reform broadly welcomed by farming bodies
The CLA and the Campaign to Protect Rural England have said that the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) is a boost for planning in rural areas ...
CPRE attacks Chancellor’s planning as ’misguided’
Responding to today’s Budget statement the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) condemned the Chancellor’s rhetoric on planning as mis...
Waitrose and NFU to showcase seasonal horticulture
The NFU is teaming up with Waitrose to showcase the best of seasonal British horticulture at two Royal Horticultural Society shows this summer. Wa...
Private water supplies forgotten in drought discussions - CLA
The CLA today said up to one million water users have not been accounted for in government plans for dealing with drought. The Association welcome...
Act now in response to drought, warns Environment Agency
New report warns drought could spread to more areas of the country if dry weather continues Water companies and farmers, as well as businesses and...
Fendt launches new 300 Vario range
With its quality, reliability and ease of operation, the 300 Vario range from Fendt has found many enthusiastic users since 2006. In light of the emis...
07-03-2012 16:35 PM | Grassland, Crops, Feed and Forage, News
Why do plant roots grow down and not up?
It is essential for roots to grow down so they can explore the soil and maximise their water uptake. But how they know that is a question that has fas...
06-03-2012 14:55 PM | Grassland, Feed and Forage, News
Drought still affecting rural England
To help farmers and growers cope with the drought conditions that continues to affect some parts of the country despite the recent rainfall, Natural E...
05-03-2012 18:32 PM | Arable, Cereal, Grassland, Crops, Feed and Forage, News
Blackgrass plants are stronger than usual this spring
This spring winter wheat growers with blackgrass must tackle both established and newly-emerging weeds, according to Stuart Jackson, cereals specialis...
05-03-2012 10:28 AM | Arable, Cereal, Grassland, Crops, Feed and Forage, News
Spelman urged to reject Danish GM reforms
The Defra Secretary of State Caroline Spelman has been asked to reject the latest draft from the Danish Presidency proposing reform of the EU legislat...
01-03-2012 19:25 PM | Cereal, Grassland, Crops, Feed and Forage, Dairy, News
Welsh hill farmers lament ending of Tir Mynydd support
’The Tir Mynydd support payment, which farmers in Less Favoured Areas of Wales have started to receive today, will come as a timely boost to hil...
01-03-2012 13:06 PM | Arable, Cereal, Grassland, Crops, Feed and Forage, News
New mildewicide welcomed after high pressure season
New mildewicide product, Cosine, approved for powdery mildew control in apples and pears will give growers access to much needed new chemistry for use...
27-02-2012 17:39 PM | Grassland, Forestry, News
Nature Improvement Areas must not stifle development
The CLA has welcomed the 12 Nature Improvement Areas (NIAs) announced today by Defra, while stressing the plans to create new havens for wildlife and ...
Projects to safeguard UK countryside receive new funding
The Prince’s Countryside Fund awards ’422,000 to 15 new rural projects Initiatives to save village shops and support the UK’s next ...
Gov’t challenged on farming policies
Don’t just talk about the food and farming challenges; let’s match the policies with the rhetoric. This was the challenge thrown down to G...
20-02-2012 17:16 PM | Grassland, News, Slurry and Irrigation
Drought calls for fair distribution of water to farmers
The CLA today (20 February) called on the Government to ensure agriculture is given priority for scarce water resources to prevent food shortage. ...
Stunning new maps show countryside at risk
The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) today launches a report with detailed new maps showing that 55 per cent of England’s countryside co...
02-02-2012 16:16 PM | Grassland, Property News, News, Renewables
Green farm subsidies 'unworkable' - rural lawyer
A rural legal expert has criticised ’seriously flawed’ EU proposals to dramatically alter farm subsidies which she says could significantl...
01-02-2012 11:47 AM | Grassland, Property News, News
CLA and NFU broker deal for landowners on HS2 route
Landowners and occupiers affected by the High Speed Two rail line from London to the Midlands and North are to be offered an initial £1,000 access pay...
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