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Ploughing for success

Events | Alice Dyer Last edited 05/10/15
With ploughing match season in full swing the seventieth Weald of Kent ploughing match held at Moat Farm, Marden, welcomed farmers from around Kent to a day out for the whole family.

Rural crime a priority for police

News | Last edited 05/10/15
NFU adviser Tom Cackett has been helping Thames Valley Police tackle rural crime.

Tough new regime for big farms in park

News | John Harvey Last edited 05/10/15
Tough planning rules will have to be met by big farms and country estates which want to diversify under the South Downs national park’s new planning regime.

Making a start on more glasshouses

News | John Harvey Last edited 05/10/15
Growers in West Sussex are to benefit from a Food Enterprise Zone which could make a start on replacing some of the local glasshouse area lost to housing.

Pollution case goes to the high court

News | John Harvey Last edited 05/10/15
DEFRA and the Environment Agency (EA) are being challenged in the high court for failing to protect rivers, lakes and coastal areas from agricultural pollution.

Kent potatoes are a hit

News | Last edited 05/10/15
Kent Potato Company has nearly doubled its sales in Lidl with its own branded potatoes, Amber.

Imaging can improve irrigation

NewsFruit | John Harvey Last edited 05/10/15
Advanced imaging and precision tools are being used by scientists to help growers use less irrigation water to produce soft and tree fruit.

Soft fruit growers using more water

NewsFruit | John Harvey Last edited 05/10/15
Soft fruit growers across the South East are facing potential cuts in their water availability as the government puts them under a licensing regime for the first time.