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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.

Innovative feeder proven as badger deterrent

News Last edited 18/08/14
A recent trial undertaken at the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) revealed how limiting badger access to mineral licks, blocks and tubs with an innovative feeder design will improve on-farm biosecurity.

New project to improve pig welfare

News Last edited 18/08/14
Animal welfare scientists are helping Sainsbury’s identify ‘good mums’ for free farrowing systems on their pig farms. It is hoped the results will encourage more of their farmers to switch to higher welfare systems where the pregnant sow can be kept loose during and after the birth of her piglets.

Soil Association Awards deadline extended

News Last edited 18/08/14
The Soil Association has announced that the deadline for their Innovation Awards has been extended until Tuesday 26th August. Now in their second year, the awards showcase the most innovative approaches to sustainable, low-impact farming and growing.

Insect populations impacted by climate change

News Last edited 18/08/14
The appearance of new insect species, particularly grasshoppers and crickets, on the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s (GWCT) Allerton Project research farm in Leicestershire indicates that climate change is having an impact on wildlife.

NFU responds to Defra’s CAP greening guidance announcement

News Last edited 14/08/14
The NFU is set to continue its roadshow meetings to support farmer members as they get to grips with the new Common Agriculture Policy, and particularly the greening measures.

Information released on new £15 billion Common Agricultural Policy

News Last edited 14/08/14
Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has today announced further details of what the new CAP greening rules will mean for English farmers, while calling on the EU to provide urgent clarity on the outstanding issues and review the three-crop rule.

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