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  • Growers offered help with ‘water sensitive farming’ projects

    A renewed drive has been launched to convince farmers of the benefits of “water sensitive farming” – with funding available for projects to reduce erosion and pollution from agricultural land. The soil is a farmer’s most precious possession – but it does no-one any good unless it stays in the field. Erosion and run-off bring the twin problems of sediment and pollutants flowing into waterways,...

    12 July 2016

    Source: Eastern Daily Press

  • Shelf-life extension project gears up for commercial application

    A new technology involves produce being fogged with an electrically charged solution that kills the bacteria responsible for spoilage. It has also proved extremely successful in destroying e-coli bacteria.  ... In the long term, this method of delivering antimicrobial solutions could have a much wider impact as Professor Reynolds points out.  “It’s possible we can apply this technology in other...

    5 July 2016

    Source: producebusinessuk

  • AHDB leading agriculture through BREXIT

    The decision to leave the EU is a game-changer for UK farming and growing. The Brexit vote opens four key areas of question for our agricultural and horticultural industries around trade, regulation, labour and support.

    Source: www.ahdb.org.uk

  • Kids harvest produce at industry-backed GYO event

    Schoolchildren from across East Anglia picked produce they had planted months earlier at event backed by produce giants. Over 350 primary schoolchildren from across East Anglia this week attended an industry-backed Grow Your Own event to harvest produce they had planted three months earlier. In March of this year, the East of England showground was the host for the initial planting event,...

    16 June 2016

    Source: Fresh Produce Journal

  • Understanding of potato nematode's genes holds out hope of new treatments

    An international research collaboration led by the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute has detailed the genome sequence and inner workings of the yellow potato cyst nematode (PCN), giving scientists new insights into how it can be stopped. "This is an exciting discovery which reveals the potato cyst nematode's 'parasitism toolkit'," said Dr Sebastian Eves-van den Akker, of the...

    13 June 2016

    Source: HortWeek

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