Farmers warned to tackle rat problems early
Following one of the mildest winters on record and excellent summer breeding conditions with high food availability in the field, farmers need to be spot on with their early rat control this winter if they are to avoid seriously costly infestations.
Worms are the answer
Concern is growing that food supplies would run out in days without imports. Despite more efficient use of fertilisers and the advantages of modern technology, crop yields have stagnated over the past 20 years and UK self-sufficiency is the lowest for nearly two decades. According to recent research this could be a serious indication that our soil is worn out.