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  • Digestate and new technology focus for Agri-Tech East events

    The role of digestate and the latest farming technology will be explored at events taking place this autumn. Both events are being run by Agri-Tech East. Investment in digestors across the UK has brought many on-farm benefits, yet there is a lack of analysis on the benefits to soils from digestate application. Pollinator: Ruminating on the Role of Digestate in Managing Healthy Soils (12 September...

    Source: Agri Tech East

  • Fresh Produce Standards Changes- Red Tractor

    changes will be made to the Fresh Produce version 4 standards which will be implemented on 1st October 2019. There is a new standard being implemented on Nematicide stewardship. The best practice protocol issued from the Nematicide Stewardship Group will become an audited standard for Red Tractor’s Fresh Produce growers who apply granular nematicide. This protocol has been an appendix in some of ...

    Source: Red Tractor

  • Farming Fortnight Launches

    Leading agricultural education organisation, LEAF Education is launching a brand-new initiative to inspire young people about farming, food production and the natural environment.  Farming Fortnight (3rd to 14th June 2019), developed by LEAF Education in partnership with Brockhill Park Performing Arts College in Kent, will see hundreds of primary and secondary schools across the UK shine a light...

    Source: LEAF Education

  • New rules to prevent water pollution

    The Government introduced new farming rules for water, which have been enforceable by the Environment Agency since April 2018. These rules standardise good farm practices that many farmers are already performing, and offer a new approach to regulation, to help protect against water pollution. They require farmers to keep soil on the land, match nutrients to crop and soil needs, and keep livestock...

    Source: DEFRA


    Ministers have agreed to grant an Extension of authorisation under Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 for: Product name: Shirlan (contains fluazinam) MAPP number: 18406 Optional label text for product label for the Authorisation holder This extension of authorisation may appear on the product label in a separate section headed ‘Extension of Authorisation’ with the following liability clause: “This...

    Source: HSE