crops

In-field sap testing recommended for high value crops

In-field sap testing recommended for high value crops

The in-field sap testing of high value crops, such as potatoes and beet, is now being recommended by agronomists as...

April 23, 2022

Winter barley – it’s time to get moving on plant nutrition

Winter barley – it’s time to get moving on plant nutrition

April is the month when winter barley crops develop the fastest and the demand for plant nutrition is at its...

April 11, 2022

Report: EU policies undermined the farming of oilseed rape in Europe

Report: EU policies undermined the farming of oilseed rape in Europe

Contradictory EU policies first encouraged and then undermined the farming of oilseed rape in Europe, according to a new analysis...

January 26, 2022

Potash and nitrogen interactions are key to crop growth

Potash and nitrogen interactions are key to crop growth

Potash and nitrogen (N) interactions have been shown, over many years, to be key determinants of crop growth and final...

December 15, 2021

The future for tillage in Northern Ireland

The future for tillage in Northern Ireland

A far reaching review of its tillage sector has confirmed the key role played by crop production within Northern Ireland’s...

July 20, 2021

High disease pressure for cereals and potatoes across the UK

High disease pressure for cereals and potatoes across the UK

With disease pressure high and the crop protection programme for cereals concluded, yet another challenging season of twists and turns...

July 8, 2021

‘Per plant farming’ with Tom, Dick and Harry

‘Per plant farming’ with Tom, Dick and Harry

‘Per plant farming’ is the rationale that underlines the creation and ongoing development of the Small Robot Company based near...

May 30, 2021

Scottish growing sector faces pros and cons due to mixed weather

Scottish growing sector faces pros and cons due to mixed weather

Following an exceptionally dry spring in 2020, many were hoping for a more ‘normal’ spell of spring weather in 2021....

May 16, 2021

Growers urged to monitor crops more closely and treat fields individually

Growers urged to monitor crops more closely and treat fields individually

This year, growers have seen much more winter wheat in the ground across the country, with the exception of parts...

March 14, 2021

‘A new year and a new era for the crop sector’ – NFU Scotland

‘A new year and a new era for the crop sector’ – NFU Scotland

The ability to vary from EU regulations presents a new year and a new era for Scotland’s crop sector, according...

December 21, 2020

Improved situation for EU winter cereal crops

Improved situation for EU winter cereal crops

Heavy rain in October delayed planting across Europe, but dry weather in November has allowed many areas to catch up,...

November 24, 2020

It’s official: Plants can tell the time

It’s official: Plants can tell the time

Research carried out at the UK’s John Innes Centre has confirmed that plants have a circadian clock, similar to that...

March 20, 2020

ADAS points to the potential of agroforestry in the UK

ADAS points to the potential of agroforestry in the UK

According to Agricultural solutions provider ADAS, agroforestry could be one opportunity to help maximise the economic output of land. This...

April 13, 2019

Rothamsted draws down EU research funding

Rothamsted draws down EU research funding

Rothamsted Research has drawn down European Union (EU) funding, which will kick-start a new programme of agricultural innovation at the...

July 5, 2018

New ADAS project is set to ‘drill down’ on upping crop yields

New ADAS project is set to ‘drill down’ on upping crop yields

The UK’s largest independent agricultural and environmental consultancy, ADAS, has been awarded European funding for a new yield-boosting project called...

June 21, 2018

Why farmers should keep to a maximum speed of 10km/hr when spraying crops

Why farmers should keep to a maximum speed of 10km/hr when spraying crops

Keeping to a maximum speed of 10km/hr and maintaining a boom height of 50cm to 75cm when spraying crops was...

January 13, 2017

Calls for seasonal work permit scheme for non-EU workers in the UK

Calls for seasonal work permit scheme for non-EU workers in the UK

There is an urgent need for a substantial trial of a seasonal agricultural permit scheme for non-EU workers in the...

November 3, 2016

Great advice on how to prevent crow attacks on crops

Great advice on how to prevent crow attacks on crops

Crow attacks on crops are more likely to occur at dusk when flocks are returning to their rookeries, research carried...

August 13, 2016