There is interest in whether research conducted at Wageningen University and Research using the thale cress plant, which has led to improvements in photosynthesis, could be applied more widely to agricultural crops.
Farm groups have slammed Channel 4 documentary Apocalypse Cow: How Meat Killed the Planet, after presenter and prominent farming critic George Monbiot claimed livestock farming was destroying the planet.
Wet weather conditions in recent months may have led to nitrogen leaching further down the soil profile than usual, reducing availability to some crops, however, the situation can vary widely between farms
LAMMA might be famed for its big kit, glistening paintwork and impressive machines, but with technology set to change the way we farm over the next decade, Arable Farming checked out some of the latest software.
With a new decade of challenges and opportunities ahead in the potato sector, the 30th Cambridge University Potato Growers Research Association (CUPGRA) conference at Robinson College focused on building business resilience.
Commercial scale on-farm trials at AHDB Cereals and Oilseed’s Strategic Farms results day gave growers a taste of new approaches to cutting costs and boosting yields that they can try on their own farm businesses.