Ploughing for success
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.
Tough new regime for big farms in park
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
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
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
Kent Potato Company has nearly doubled its sales in Lidl with its own branded potatoes, Amber.
Imaging can improve irrigation
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
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.