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.
To many in farming, the phase natural capital is a vague one. It is generally used to refer to physical natural resources such as air, soils, water and living organisms, and the benefits they provide, such as fisheries, healthy soils and outdoor recreation.
With a divided country and many farmers not knowing which way to turn, Lauren Dean takes a look at how the uncertainty is affecting the sector and what businesses are doing to get themselves fit for the future.
The onset of phoma has started early this autumn at some locations following days of repeated heavy rainfall. Some oilseed rape may already have 10 per cent of the crop affected, according to monitoring reports.
Recent wet weather has caused the first flush of black-grass in many fields, but with rain set to continue, it is also increasing the pressure on some growers to consider drilling sooner than perhaps planned.