Farmers Weekly Maize growers will reap the rewards of the world’s largest breeding programme, with the UK commercial launch of three varieties from Bayer’s Dekalb. See also: What the three new additions to pulse variety list offer Dekalb is well-known in the US and by UK oilseed rape growers. However, next spring will see the […]
Farmers Weekly Farmers are being urged to review the security of their fertiliser storage amid soaring prices and potential excess stock on farms. The rising value of existing stocks of nitrogen-based fertilisers on-farm could also lead to increased thefts, the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) and AIC Services has warned. The AIC manages the Fertiliser Industry […]
Farmers Weekly Farmers across the UK have been left counting the cost after Storm Arwen ripped through holdings and caused havoc at the weekend. The Met Office said the storm delivered some “dangerously strong winds” in excess of 60mph in many places, and a top lowland gust recorded at Brizlee Wood in Northumberland of 98mph. […]
Farmers Weekly Since the launch of its first Power Arm trimmer in the early 1950s, McConnel has been a dominant force in the world of flail hedgecutting. From a starting point of just one rear-mounted machine, the Shropshire firm’s product line-up has ballooned to the point that it now offers more than 40 models split […]
Farmers Weekly Just like his parents and grandparents before him, Nick Davis farmed beef and sheep on Esgairdraenllwyn, an upland holding rising to 430m at its highest point. But diminishing returns and a desire to take the farm in a different direction from the systems run by previous generations drove a conversion to dairying in […]
Farmers Weekly In this episode, cereal prices are on the up – but so too are input prices. We look at the impact on arable cropping decisions. The Red Tractor farm assurance scheme acknowledges that non-assured growers should have like-for-like access to UK feed mills. What does this mean for growers? See also: Non-assured growers […]
Farmers Weekly We lost eight cows recently when pumping slurry. So I’d like to remind people of the dangers of hydrogen sulphide. The cows were affected immediately: the pump was turned on and down they went. We have fitted a slurry gas monitor to prevent a repeat. At a cost of £180, it’s nothing compared […]
Farmers Weekly Could carbon credits be a saviour of farming businesses, or is selling them a big risk that could constrain future generations? I’m torn. Agriculture has a huge opportunity when it comes to carbon trading. Everybody, from Ikea to British Airways, is claiming they will be net zero in the coming decades. Most companies […]
Farmers Weekly The management of 60m tonnes of organic material that has historically been spread on land each year has just become a lot more complicated – and expensive. Since time immemorial, farmers have been spreading organic material onto autumn stubbles to fertilise the following season’s crop and improve soil structure. But in England, the […]
Farmers Weekly Whether it’s a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s experts can help. Laura Mitchell of insurance broker A-Plan Rural sets out how to get the correct levels of employer’s liability cover in place. Q: My farm business is diverse, with a flexible workforce which includes full-time employees, family members who […]
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