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This week's arable news in pictures - April 10

A summary of this week’s arable news in pictures
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Biofuel

Agricultural waste has the potential to produce 400 billion litres of bioethanol each year, researchers have predicted. Full story here

BPS

Pre-populated BP5 claim forms will be sent by email to farmers who have registered on the Rural Payments online system starting next week. Full story here

Time-lapse

Agrochemical company Bayer CropScience have set up automatic time-lapse cameras in plots of winter wheat to monitor how factors such as weather, temperature and humidity affect the development of disease throughout the season. Full story and video here

Organic

Organic farmers in Wales are set to benefit from a new support initiative launched by the Shrewsbury-based Organic Farmers and Growers national certification body (OF&G). Full story here

Global weather

Arable farmers could see growing volatility in grain prices between now and harvest as markets increasingly react to global weather concerns. Full story here

Video agrovista site

A five year rotational study by agronomy firm Agrovista at Lamport near Northampton is aiming to produce practical recommendations to control highly resistant black-grass in combinable crop rotations. Full story here

Berry beer

Tapping into the growing niche market not just for craft beers but also for fruited brews, the new Berry LochNESS beer was born out of a possible dispute over use of the Loch Ness name. Full story here

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