LAMMA is the UK’s largest agricultural trade show, where over 850 exhibitors will host the most extensive array of farm machinery, equipment, and services to be found in one location anywhere in the UK.
Four potato varieties not known to be resistant to white potato cyst nematode (Globodera pallida) have given much better yields than eight others in the first year of a two-season SARIC-funded research project*.
While many think depreciation is the largest cost associated with owning farm machinery, fuel costs tend to be higher in most cases and knowing them in more detail can help growers make better selling decisions.
One of the main aims of this season’s hands free hectare (HfH) project has been to improve accuracy of the machines involved with the aim of boosting yield, as well as looking at autonomous life beyond the hectare.
When the same crop is grown time and time again in a rotation, yield often suffers. Understanding such ‘yield declines’ has been a source of much interest because halting them would undoubtedly boost potential crop output.