Arable

Farm manager discusses weather impact on UK tillage farm

Farm manager discusses weather impact on UK tillage farm

North Bedfordshire farm manager Andy Mahon took part in the most recent edition of the Tillage Edge podcast to discuss...

August 15, 2022

Red Tractor appoints new crops-sector chair

Red Tractor appoints new crops-sector chair

Red Tractor has appointed Kit Papworth as its new Combinable Crops and Sugar Beet Sector chair. Papworth is a Norfolk-based,...

August 15, 2022

Cautious optimism as grain situation in Ukraine evolves

Cautious optimism as grain situation in Ukraine evolves

Northern Ireland Grain Trade Association (NIGTA) chief executive, Gill Gallagher is indicating that up to five ships per day could...

August 12, 2022

Lemken makes mechanical weed control possible in ridge crops

Lemken makes mechanical weed control possible in ridge crops

Growers of field-scale vegetables are increasingly facing the problem of keeping ridge crops weed-free while using less chemicals. Lemken has...

August 10, 2022

£3.3m of funding awarded for planting Miscanthus

£3.3m of funding awarded for planting Miscanthus

A project to facilitate more planting of the bioenergy crop miscanthus has been awarded over £3.3 million in funding through...

August 8, 2022

Teagasc Oak Park to host ‘Healthy Oats’ trials visit

Teagasc Oak Park to host ‘Healthy Oats’ trials visit

Teagasc Oak Park is to host a ‘Healthy Oats’ trials visit for growers and industry stakeholders on Wednesday of this...

August 8, 2022

Harvest update: Heavy rain temporarily stalled work

Harvest update: Heavy rain temporarily stalled work

While last weekend’s heavy rain brought the harvest to a halt, Teagasc is confirming that combines are now back in...

August 5, 2022

Canada pledges $40m for grain storage in Ukraine

Canada pledges $40m for grain storage in Ukraine

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has launched a $40 million project funded by Canada to...

August 4, 2022

First grain shipment from Ukraine passes inspection in Turkey

First grain shipment from Ukraine passes inspection in Turkey

The first ship to transport grain out of Ukraine since the Russian invasion has passed inspection in Turkey and is...

August 4, 2022

IGFA welcomes resumption of grain exports from ports in Ukraine

IGFA welcomes resumption of grain exports from ports in Ukraine

The Irish Grain and Feed Association (IGFA) has welcomed the resumption of grain and oilseed exports from Ukraine through the...

August 4, 2022

Potatoes in Practice event to return in August

Potatoes in Practice event to return in August

Potatoes in Practice, the UK’s largest field event for potatoes, is set to return to Balruddery Farm in Angus on...

July 29, 2022

Work underway at Black Sea ports to resume grain exports

Work underway at Black Sea ports to resume grain exports

Work has begun at three of Ukraine’s Black Sea ports in preparation to resume grain exports, the Ukrainian navy confirmed...

July 28, 2022

Soil monitoring – middens and earthworms

Soil monitoring – middens and earthworms

Farmers are being asked to check for middens – tennis ball-sized plugs constructed by earthworms – when monitoring their soils....

July 27, 2022

Phosphate and potash application rates always crop dependent

Phosphate and potash application rates always crop dependent

Phosphate (P) and potash (K) do not follow the same principle as nitrogen (N) when determining the appropriate application rates....

July 26, 2022

Designing root systems to reach new soil depths

Designing root systems to reach new soil depths

Scientists have discovered how to potentially design root systems to grow deeper by altering their angle of growth to be...

July 26, 2022

Potato growing groups seeks industry feedback to benefit growers

Potato growing groups seeks industry feedback to benefit growers

A group of seed potato growers, the Seed Potato Organisation (SPO), is looking for feedback from farmers at the annual...

July 25, 2022

Russian missiles strike Ukraine port day after grain deal

Russian missiles strike Ukraine port day after grain deal

Less than 24 hours after a landmark deal was signed to allow grain exports resume through ports in Ukraine, Russian...

July 23, 2022

‘Beacon of hope’ – Ukraine and Russia sign grain deal

‘Beacon of hope’ – Ukraine and Russia sign grain deal

Russia and Ukraine have today (Friday, July 22) signed a deal allowing for grain to be exported from Black Sea...

July 22, 2022