Potato farmers carrying out test digs will be able to assess tuber size by simply taking a picture with their smartphone.
EU Commission plans to ban the use of pesticides on peas and beans grown in ecological focus areas (EFAs) have been dealt a blow by MEPs on the European parliament’s agriculture committee.
The importance of grassland to the Irish livestock farmer is well recognised, enabling us to maintain a competitive cost of production.
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Wider buffer zones around fields when applying metaldehyde slug pellets are being advised for this autumn which will be legally binding next year to save the pesticide from being banned.
Spring barley crops in Aberdeenshire are getting their T1 fungicide sprays this week, while wheat T2 applications are due to commence very soon on one Scottish farm estate.
Planting is all but complete in the north of Scotland, with growers enjoying a pretty much unbroken run at this season’s crop establishment with dry weather since March leaving soils in good condition.
Scottish wheat growers are being urged not to gamble and cut back sharply on their T2 flag leaf fungicide sprays as disease is easily visible in many crops.
Farmers have welcomed plans to build a state-of-the art sugar beet factory in Yorkshire – the first new processing facility to be built in the UK for 90 years.
Wet weather is heightening the threat to winter wheat crops from orange wheat blossom midges over the next few weeks, a pest which can hit yields and grain quality.