Visit the UK’s leading indoor agricultural event, with eleven packed halls of the very latest in agricultural machinery and equipment. Now at the NEC, Birmingham this is free to attend and free to park.
The success of sugar beet harvesters that lift more than six rows has been hampered by insufficient returns for the additional investment and higher running costs. Vervaet claims its new nine-row model overcomes these issues.
One farming initiative that is pointing the way to improving crop performance and farm viability is the Yield Enhancement Network (YEN). It is showing what is possible with winter wheat yields, and how to achieve them.
Cabbage stem flea beetle (CSFB) is moving into areas where it has rarely been seen or only seen at low levels before with devastating consequences for some oilseed rape crops under attack from larvae in the stem.
Oilseed rape remains by far the favoured break crop by all the growers in the iOSR group. But, the exceptionally challenging establishment conditions in the autumn, and ongoing threat of Cabbage Stem Flea Beetle in the remaining crop, has severely tested resolve this season.
A Defra consultation entitled ‘Improving our management of water in the environment’ which covers areas such as whether the Environment Agency (EA) should be able to vary or revoke any abstraction licence is soon to close.
As the start of the growing season approaches, the NFU is asking members to complete an online survey about weather impacts on their farm businesses during 2018, and how things are shaping up for the year ahead.