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UK Quality Mark for Plumpton College

News | Last edited 18/08/16
The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) has confirmed the quality and standards of provision at Plumpton College (the College) following its review in May.

Fast desiccation cuts tuber blight spread

Arable | Last edited 17/08/16
With the intense blight pressure this season hot spots of infection have popped up in most potato crops. While hot dry weather in the south has dried up infections, repeated rain showers in the north has perpetuated blight pressure. But in both instances the high risk of tuber blight remains. Syngenta Technical Manager, Douglas Dyas, has highlighted the importance of effective desiccation programmes and advice for growers to minimise the risk to harvested tubers.

Young farmers encouraged to voice concerns over post-Brexit agricultural policy

News | Alice Dyer Last edited 17/08/16
The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) has launched a new post-Brexit online survey to ensure young people are considered as part of a future British Agricultural Policy.

Rural affairs agency sees snags in Land Registry sell-off

Property | Last edited 17/08/16
The move could cause problems for small firms involved in valuation, sales land development and land searches.

A fifth greenhouse for Thanet Earth

News | Alice Dyer Last edited 10/08/16
Thanet Earth, producers of tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers, is set to expand following the erection of a fifth greenhouse on site.

Autumn heads up for potential LLS threat

Arable | Last edited 09/08/16
It might sound a bit early to start thinking of autumn disease control strategies but that is what growers are being advised to do after high levels of light leaf spot (LLS) were observed at Bayer’s Hinton Waldrist demo site.

Ploughing Matches 21st Aug - 4th Sept

Events | Alice Dyer Last edited 09/08/16
Ploughing match fixtures taking place in the region from 21st August through to 4th September. A full list of upcoming ploughing matches will be published both online and in print for the September magazine.

40 years and no resistance for Kerb in the UK

Arable | Last edited 09/08/16
Dow AgroSciences test for resistance in the field each year and there has been no shift