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
An EU free trade deal that works for arable farmers and avoids undermining UK wheat production, a potential risk if a US trade deal allowing imports of white meat were agreed, is favoured by NFU Crops chairman Tom Bradshaw.
Controlling the UK’s number one wheat disease of septoria, particularly after the loss of chlorothalonil next May, was cited as one of the biggest challenges facing wheat disease control in 2020, according to a survey