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Labour is top priority says NFU

EventsFruit | Alice Dyer Last edited 21/07/16
Following last month’s EU referendum, industry specialists met at this year’s Fruit Focus event to tell growers how they will be campaigning for UK agriculture and horticulture to ensure the best deal.

Stay alert to chestnut tree pest

News | Last edited 20/07/16
The Forestry Commission is asking people to join its tree health surveyors in keeping an eye out for an exotic pest.

Maidstone farmer wins M&S ‘Farming for the Future’ award

News | Last edited 20/07/16
Oli Pascall has been announced as the winner of the Young Producer award for his production of sweet blackberries and raspberries. Judges were particularly impressed with Oli’s dramatic increase in production, developing new growing techniques and enhancing his career in the soft fruit sector.

Savills Petworth celebrates success at Sussex Heritage Trust Awards 2016

Property | Last edited 20/07/16
A restoration project Savills in Petworth has been involved with has won an award from the Sussex Heritage Trust.

Miscanthus grown from seed available as soon as 2019

Arable | Last edited 20/07/16
Establishing miscanthus from seed rather than rhizome has taken a step nearer to commercial reality with field trials of three promising hybrid varieties getting under way this year.

Expectations turn negative across property market

Property | Last edited 19/07/16
Uncertainty fuelled by the EU Referendum has resulted in a marked drop in activity in the South East housing market, according to the RICS UK Residential Market Survey, June 2016.

Can you spot cankers?

Arable | Last edited 19/07/16
The legacy of last autumn’s high incidence of Phoma is now clearly evident in oilseed rape crops approaching harvest.

Consider nematode testing in rotational decisions

Arable | Last edited 19/07/16
A seven-fold increase in soil samples testing positive for root-knot nematodes in cereals indicates that the pest may be more prevalent in the crop than previously thought, according to a leading expert at Fera Science Ltd.