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Blenheim boosts timber returns with English Willow

News | Last edited 30/07/20
Landowners with willow plantations could secure better returns – and reduce their carbon footprint - with new competition in what was previously a relatively closed market.

Ripe for growth with substantial funding

Fruit | Last edited 30/07/20
The fifth generation farming business acquired the trading assets of Newmafruit and was completed despite difficulties related to Covid-19 lockdown.

Free Wild Oat resistance testing

Arable | Last edited 29/07/20
Free wild oat resistance testing is available to UK growers and agronomists from now through to the start of harvest.

Move to a Verticillium tolerant variety

Arable | Last edited 29/07/20
ADAS are instructing growers and agronomists to look out for plants that are ripening prematurely. If this is due to Phoma stem canker, a planned programme of a tolerant variety plus a chemical programme will reduce disease. If it is due to Verticillium, the only thing you can do is move to a variety that has Verticillium wilt tolerance as there are no chemical solutions at all.

Success is sweet as honey

News | Last edited 29/07/20
An inspiring campaign to help save bees by creating a new network of wildflower corridors has smashed its target of raising £75,000.

Stop your chickens suffering from pesky Red Mite

Livestock | Last edited 29/07/20
As temperatures begin to rise don’t let your chickens be part of the 430 million in Europe riddled with red mite.

LEAF Open Farm Sunday 2020 goes online

Events | Last edited 29/07/20
When lockdown was enforced in March, the difficult decision was taken to postpone LEAF Open Farm Sunday from 7 June to 20 September.

Agricultural Service Engineers required

Vacancies | Last edited 27/07/20
Lister Machinery have two positions in a lively depot, representing Kubota for Groundcare, Construction and Agricultural machinery.