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Grow organic lupins as a cash crop

Arable Last edited 24/01/19
Farmers wanted to grow organic lupins.

​Potato supply chain making moves to protect stocks​​

Arable Last edited 24/01/19
The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has estimated GB grower held potato stocks at the end of November 2018 at 2.97Mt.

Seed processors take responsible approach to Erucic acid

Arable Last edited 11/01/19
Guidance on Erucic Acid if farm saving oil seed rape.

Time for growers to take a closer look at their soils

Arable Last edited 08/01/19
The AHDB GREATsoils programme has been signposted as a vital resource and tool for growers as part of two new soil qualifications from BASIS, the independent standards setting and auditing organisation.

Concern for carrot growers

Arable Last edited 21/12/18
Mounting concern for carrot growers on emergency approval for neonicotinoids.

Potato production hits lowest level since 2012

Arable Last edited 21/12/18
The total potato harvest is 13% down on the five-year average of 5.6m tonnes at 4.9m tonnes, according to the annual Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) estimate.

No or min tillage is not a silver bullet solution for soil carbon

Arable Last edited 07/12/18
The government should not rely on no or min tillage as a guaranteed way of cutting greenhouse gas emissions in post-Brexit farming policy, according to a new Soil Association briefing paper.

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