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  • Call to ban glyphosate on milling wheat

    Farmers Weekly Organic farming campaigners have called for glyphosate to be banned as a pre-harvest spray on milling wheat – amid warnings from scientists linking the chemical to cancer. Glyphosate use in UK farming has increased by 400% in the past 20 years, according to figures published by the Soil Association on Wednesday (15 July). Nearly one-third of UK wheat and barley crops were sprayed...

  • Farmer Focus: Low-cost route may be the way ahead for OSR

    Farmers Weekly Variety choice season is always enjoyable. Wheat-wise, I am a Skyfall/Crusoe man, as that is where my local central store can add most value, plus I remain underwhelmed with the current crop of Group 3s. So I have been looking at the new milling offerings. While Trinity is obviously promising, I wonder about the mediocre septoria rating and to my own surprise, it is the new high-...

  • 5 years of winning harvest cover photos

    Farmers Weekly Harvest has arrived and we’ve launched our harvest photo competition. Send in your harvest 2015 photos and towards the end of harvest we’ll pick a winner to grace the cover of Farmers Weekly magazine. We’ve received thousands of your harvest pictures over the years and this is a great opportunity to showcase them. See the covers of the last five harvest issues below to inspire you...

  • GB’s largest technical potato field event is coming up

    With up to 1000 industry visitors expected, Potatoes in Practice (PiP), sponsored by AHDB Potatoes and supported by Potato Review magazine, is the UK’s largest technical field event for the potato industry. It provides key topical technical content to hundreds of growers and industry ‘influencers’ and this year it will be held on Thursday 13th August, at the James Hutton Institute’s Balruddery...

    15 July 2015

  • AHDB Potatoes all-new Strategic Potato Farm open event, 23 July 2015

    AHDB Potatoes first Strategic Potato Farm (SPot) is now established in Staffordshire. An open day takes place 23 July, 2015 so that growers can take an expert led tour around a comprehensive 20 hectare trial plot.   Each SPot farm partners for three years with a technically advanced grower innovator. The aim is to validate to the host business and to the wider potato industry the value from...

    13 July 2015

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