Farmers Weekly Applying manures to standing crops in the spring can help to reduce fertiliser costs, improve soil condition and minimise environmental losses. Tighter regulations, along with high fertiliser prices, are prompting a re-think about the use of manures on arable farms, with growers keen to get the most from the nutrients they contain while […]
Farmers Weekly Routine spring maintenance of conservation and grazing leys can easily be combined with an overseeding boost to the beneficial grass and clover content using an implement that can do both in one pass. Typically, this would be a multirow flexible tine harrow equipped with an air seeder, as has become commonplace on grassland […]
Farmers Weekly A new device, which is claimed to be the first integrated health microchip and activity monitor for livestock, could enable early detection of pre-clinical conditions and disease prediction in real time. This is according to Chordata co-founder and chief executive officer John Wisbey. The young company has worked in partnership with Agri-Epi to […]
Farmers Weekly I write my first Farmer Focus article after a challenging January. Even planting new hedges has not been straightforward, with the frozen ground. Norfolk has experienced its second serious cold snap this season, finishing off what was left of our cover crops and the aphids – which we were worrying about in December, […]
Farmers Weekly “Milk price Armageddon is on the way,” screamed the headline on a recent dairy market bulletin. My stomach sank. I had already been hearing plenty of market signals that the milk price was likely to fall this spring. Although I understand that volatility is a fact of farming, it doesn’t mean I don’t […]
Farmers Weekly Farmers are being urged to focus on five priority areas to build their ‘adaptive capacity’ and farm business resilience. At Oxford Farming Conference 2023, Trinity Agtech launch a new report explaining how by improving our ability to adapt, farms can more successfully anticipate, respond to and benefit positively from change. The report showcases […]
Farmers Weekly A farmer in Derbyshire has withdrawn his support for a huge solar farm after family members voiced opposition to the plans. The venture would have generated 163mW of electricity a year, enough to power 40,000 homes in the Midlands area. Plans also included a 37.5mW battery storage facility on a separate land area. […]
Farmers Weekly A New Holland tractor has joined the ranks of Essex Police to encourage farmers to report more incidents of crime in the countryside. Farm machinery dealership Ernest Doe has loaned the police force one of its T6 tractors, manufactured by Basildon-based New Holland Agriculture, until the end of June. Essex Police’s Rural Engagement […]
Farmers Weekly A deployable vaccine and new diagnostic test to tackle bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in cattle herds has moved a step closer, according to the UK government. Defra says field trials for its CattleBCG vaccine and the Detect Infected among Vaccinated Animals (Diva) skin test have moved to the next phase. The second phase of the […]
Farmers Weekly Everyone in our industry knows how committed farmers are to protecting the environment and their willingness to invest in sustainable projects. That instinct for sustainability is inherited through generations. Yet every week, it seems, more tell us how confused they are by the criteria they must meet for government funding and external finance. […]
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