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  • 3 Cereals videos: Top tractors, cultivation kit and sprayers

    Farmers Weekly Machinery makers from across the globe flocked to Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire this week (10-15 June) for the annual Cereals 2015 event.   We captured a few highlights from the tractor manufacturers, cultivation kit builders and sprayer makers showing off their kit. See all our Cereals coverage on our Cereals 2015 hub page. The tractors   The cultivators   The sprayers...

  • Water company launches trial to tackle slug pesticide levels

    Farmers Weekly Farmers have teamed up with a water company for a new drive to cut slug pesticide levels in watercourses. Launched by Anglian Water, the Slug it Out campaign aims to reduce the levels of metaldehyde slug pellets in rivers and reservoirs. It urges farmers to consider alternative chemistry to metaldehyde, which is particularly difficult to remove from water, such as ferric phosphate...

  • Farmer Focus: Social media is a farming game changer

    Farmers Weekly Social media is changing the way I do business – I know this because someone on Twitter told me. I wonder if field days and machinery salespeople are still needed. Or will the machinery decisions of the future be made through social media only? I gave up ringing salesmen about two years ago after I realised that spending an hour on the web meant I knew more about the product than...

  • AHDB to lead new crop nutrition manual (RB209)

    The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is leading a new consortium of partners in a flagship industry project to bring the very latest in nutrient research to UK farmers. AHDB has committed £95,000 to independently review information in the current Fertiliser Manual (RB209) as well as nutrient management research released since the eighth edition of RB209 was last published by...

    5 June 2015

  • AHDB Potatoes On-Farm Storage Day, Shropshire 24 June, 2015

    The AHDB Potatoes On-farm Storage Day takes place at Shawbury, Shropshire on 24 June 2015. The all-day event is specifically put together for store owners, managers and agronomists looking for in-depth information and insight from industry specialists. The hosts, Heal Farms, who grow primarily for the crisping sector through their dedicated supply group Mercian, are opening the farm gate, so that...

    3 June 2015

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