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Hop garden drives innovation for Kent farmer

News | Last edited 18/10/16
A five-year investment project by midlands-based Marston’s Beer Company to establish its own hop garden in Kent has meant Hayle Farm in Horsmonden in Kent can now plan to develop new hop varieties at its farm and expand its output.

Superstar companies

News | Last edited 17/10/16
West Sussex software firm judged Best Rural Business in Britain and close neighbour catering company wins Best Rural Entrepreneur of the Year showing the diversity of countryside business in the county

Field to be farmed exclusively by robots

Arable | Last edited 17/10/16
In a world-first, members of Harper Adams University engineering staff, supported and led by precision farming specialist Precision Decisions Ltd, are attempting to grow and harvest a hectare of cereal crops; all without stepping a foot into the field.

Agrovista’s latest agronomy tools

Arable | Last edited 17/10/16
Some of the most advanced agronomy tools can benefit UK farmers.

Pressing ahead with investment

Fruit | Last edited 17/10/16
Biddenden Vineyards is delighted to unveil its brand new, state of the art belt press, which was installed for harvest 2016 to increase juice and cider making capabilities at the third generation family owned estate situated in Biddenden, Kent.

Appeal after sheep suffer ‘horrific’ dog attack in Berkshire

News | Last edited 17/10/16
Shepherd devastated after losing six ewes from her flock

Disinfection and hot washing crucial to prevent crypo spread from calf jackets

Livestock | Last edited 14/10/16
As winter approaches, dairy farmers are being reminded to disinfect calf jackets and put them through a hot wash between calves to prevent the spread of cryptosporidiosis.

Rising costs of waste disposal leave farmers picking up the bill

News | Last edited 14/10/16
Farmers are picking up the bill as steep increases in tipping charges and reduced opening hours at civic amenity sites prompts more people to dump their rubbish in the countryside.