crops

‘Lack of labour on UK farms post-Brexit could have a devastating impact’

‘Lack of labour on UK farms post-Brexit could have a devastating impact’

UK farmers must have access to a skilled and flexible labour source or there could be a devastating impact across...

August 12, 2016

Crop circle of an alien appears in a field of wheat in the UK

Crop circle of an alien appears in a field of wheat in the UK

Crop circles have been appearing in fields across the UK over the last number of weeks and no one has...

July 25, 2016

British crops in danger of being left in the ground following Brexit

British crops in danger of being left in the ground following Brexit

British crops could be left unharvested if foreign labour is restricted, following the recent Brexit vote the National Farmers Union has...

July 23, 2016

Good yield outlook for EU cereals despite April weather conditions

Good yield outlook for EU cereals despite April weather conditions

The current prospects for EU-28 yields are above the five-year average with the latest forecast from MARS, the EU Crop Monitoring...

May 25, 2016

Low cereal prices drive Europe’s protein crop area to expand by 38%

Low cereal prices drive Europe’s protein crop area to expand by 38%

Europe’s protein crop area expanded by 38% in comparison with 2014/2015, figures from the European Commission’s Short-Term Outlook shows. It...

March 18, 2016

Ukraine looks for foreign investment in agriculture

Ukraine looks for foreign investment in agriculture

Ukraine is about to open up as a uniquely attractive farm and agri-development opportunity for potential investors from Ireland and...

October 4, 2015

GM crops to be banned in Northern Ireland

GM crops to be banned in Northern Ireland

Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) Environment Minister, Mark H Durkan has announced that he is prohibiting the cultivation of...

September 21, 2015

‘Good crop yields and quality in Ireland; EU forecasts revised downwards’

‘Good crop yields and quality in Ireland; EU forecasts revised downwards’

Despite the fact that frequent rain has hampered the harvest in Ireland, first reports suggest good crop yields and quality...

August 24, 2015

Reward of $500,000 after potatoes are sabotaged with nails

Reward of $500,000 after potatoes are sabotaged with nails

Candian farmers have put up a reward of $500,000 for information on suspects sabotaging their potato crop with pins and...

July 4, 2015

‘Favourable crop conditions in Ireland; EU crops above average’

‘Favourable crop conditions in Ireland; EU crops above average’

The weather conditions in Ireland continue to be favourable for crop development and in general crop growth conditions throughout Europe...

May 31, 2015

The US has approved a drone to spray crops with pesticides

The US has approved a drone to spray crops with pesticides

A drone in the US has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to carry fertilisers and pesticides to...

May 14, 2015

‘Tillage farmers can look forward to a positive grain yield this year’

‘Tillage farmers can look forward to a positive grain yield this year’

Good weather conditions in Ireland and the UK for the development of winter tillage crops and sowing of spring crops...

May 4, 2015

New insect repellent odour could help crop protection pesticides

New insect repellent odour could help crop protection pesticides

Scientists at Rothamsted Research have created new insect repellent odours that could help with crop protection pesticides. Together with Cardiff...

May 3, 2015

New disease early warning systems to be developed for crops

New disease early warning systems to be developed for crops

Scientists at Rothamsted Research in the UK are to begin work on two projects, both of which will focus on...

April 8, 2015

‘Climate change is impacting on aphid behaviour – to the detriment of tillage farming’

‘Climate change is impacting on aphid behaviour – to the detriment of tillage farming’

The trend towards a warmer climate is dramatically altering the biological responses of aphids and their impact on tillage crops,...

March 31, 2015

EU must not turn its back on biofuels says Copa-Cocega

EU must not turn its back on biofuels says Copa-Cocega

Crop and tillage based biofuels are vital for animal feed, the environment, jobs and fuel, according to Copa-Cocega General Secretary...

January 26, 2015