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Sharp rise in technology used by farmers

News Last edited 21/08/14
UK farmers are leading the forefront of using digital information technology to help every day decisions. Results of a new survey by Syngenta highlighted 64% of the farming community in the UK now have a smartphone with internet connection, compared to an average of 53% across the EU.

One week left to seize golden farming opportunity

News Last edited 21/08/14
The National Farmers Union (NFU) is encouraging young members of the farming industry to apply for the Cereals Development Programme to be in with a chance of gaining a full range of knowledge and experience in the arable sector.

Beef expert brings science focus to industry

News Last edited 20/08/14
The National Beef Association (NBA) has announced the appointment to its Board of commercial expert in animal nutrition and management Charlie Maclaren.

Rape variety tops northern yields for the fourth year and excels in the south

News Last edited 20/08/14
With recent reports that oilseed rape crops in the north of the country are out-performing those in the south, the conventional variety Anastasia leads this with the highest yields in recommended trials for the fourth year in a row.

New listed building consent report highlights urgent need for reform

News Last edited 20/08/14
The CLA has highlighted the urgent need to reform the current “dysfunctional” listed building consent system with its backing of a new report by the Listed Buildings Initiative.

Sugar beet under pressure from disease risk

News Last edited 18/08/14
East Anglian sugar beet crops have had an outstanding growing season, with real potential for high yields if crops can be kept clean and green through the autumn. However, Simon Roberts from Syngenta, reported trials at the company’s Innovation Centre near Rougham, Suffolk, have shown untreated plots are now severely affected by Rust and Ramularia - highlighting the current disease pressures.

BASF to supply beetle traps in wake of neonic withdrawal

News Last edited 18/08/14
BASF is supplying free yellow water traps to help oilseed rape growers determine the threat of crop damage from the cabbage stem flea beetle.

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