Maize boom challenged
Soil Association challenges the maize boom as soils destroyed and farmers’ livelihoods threatened
A bridge too far?
As I write this on 27 May, the news seems to be full of all types of freak weather events: serious flooding in America, record high temperatures in India, very dry weather in Canada and Russia.
European farmers maintain excellent safety record on food production
The Crop Protection Association (CPA) has welcomed the findings of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) 2013 annual report on pesticide residues in food, which has shown residue compliance rates above 97%, maintaining the excellent levels of compliance demonstrated over the preceding two years.
The Lettuce Company in Kent is looking for a full time tractor driver to join their dedicated team.
Losing triazoles is a challenge
Oxfordshire cereal farmer Colin Woodward says that traditional cereal fungicide application timings are no longer proving effective at taking out diseases such as septoria, rust and mildew.
From Russia with love
As we enter 2015 it is worth noting that Russia has provided most of the fun in grain trading in the last year.