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  • Record Crops Predicted – Storing Chemicals in Suitable Vertical Storage Tanks

    The US is celebrating bumper crops this year, according to Farming UK. The publication states that the record-breaking corn harvest this year surpassed expectations of the US Department of Agriculture and it seems that because of the warm summer this year, that the UK could be following in its footsteps. Farming UK also reports on a trial that examines the good health of sugar beet crops. With ...


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  • EPA requires major agricultural chemical dealer to safely manage pesticides

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced settlements with two associated companies for the improper storage and containment of agricultural pesticides. Fertizona, a large fertilizer and crop protection retailer, and Compton Ag Services operate six facilities in Arizona and California subject to the enforcement actions. They have agreed to pay a total of $133,240 in civil ...

  • Country Smells – Natural Fertiliser and Vertical Storage Tanks

    The Bucks Herald has again written about country smells after townspeople have complained about a farmer spreading animal manure on his land to increase productivity. The view of the newspaper is that farmers are only doing their jobs when it comes to fertilising their land. Consumers often express that they don’t want farmers to be using chemical fertilisers, and when natural fertilisers ...


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  • Fertiliser Storage Tanks – Fertiliser Optimisation This Growing Season

    As farmers focus on the growing season, an East Yorkshire farm machinery importer recently publicly shared its knowledge of precision farming methods with Rt. Hon Michael Jack CBE at an open day at Stockbridge Technology Centre, Selby. The former MP was shown how a specially-adapted tractor that features a unique seed drill allows farmers to place seeds with extreme accuracy. Also this week, we ...


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  • U.S. EPA fines agricultural products companies $74,880 for pesticide violations in Calif. and Ariz.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced settlements with two companies selling agricultural chemicals in Arizona and California over improper storage and containment of federally regulated pesticides. San Francisco, Calif-based agricultural products company Wilbur-Ellis must pay $62,080 in civil penalties and, separately, Collierville, Tenn.-based agricultural products company ...

  • Pesticide Storage Tanks and how Anglian Water is reducing metaldahyde entering water supplies

    Slugs are of course a huge problem across farming and metaldahyde is used extensively to combat them each year. Although harmless to humans, the chemical is extremely difficult to remove from water treatment works and meeting the tough EU targets on its control is a challenge. Even the equivalent of one drop in an Olympic-sized swimming pool would go against EU regulations. ...


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  • Agriculture: the unlikely earth day hero

    Rising temperatures, erratic weather, population growth, and scarce water resources - along with growing civil unrest and skyrocketing food prices - are putting unprecedented stress on people and the planet. For over 40 years, Earth Day has served as a call to action, mobilizing individuals and organizations around the world to address these challenges. This year, Worldwatch Institute's ...


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  • How Next Government Can Boost Farming – Vertical Storage Tanks and More

    According to Farming UK this week, The Crop Protection Association (CPA) is discussing how the next UK government can boost its agricultural production at its Annual Conference on the 15th May. With just one year to go before the next general election, representatives from all three major parties will outline policies and approaches that they believe the next government should take to support ...


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  • NFU Scotland and Agricultural Industries Confederation Engage Government – Liquid Fertiliser Tanks Lowering Bills

    NFU Scotland has recently stated that many farmers will be unable to pay their bills in December if subsidy support payments are late. They have also made aware of the situation, Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) Scotland, the membership body for companies supplying animal feed, plant protection products and fertiliser. According to Scottish Tenant Farmers Association chairman, ...


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  • Technology in Farming – From Drones Herding Sheep to UV-Stabilised Storage Tanks

    As technology takes more of a hold over farming with the on-going rise of precision farming, it probably won’t come as such a surprise to hear that drones are now making their way into agriculture, namely sheep farming. Farmers Weekly showcases a Carlow-based sheep farmer, Paul Brennan who uses a remote controlled quad-copter drone to herd around 100 sheep from one pasture to another. ...


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  • UK farming urges EU policy makers to consider the future of pesticides carefully

    The growing season is fast approaching and farmers and growers throughout the UK are turning their attentions to the management of fertilisers and pesticides. This month, farmers and UK industry bodies called for a balanced EU approach to pesticides, as reported by Farmers Guardian. The NFU, Crop Protection Association and Agricultural Industries Confederation presented what they have named ...


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  • U.S. departments of agriculture and energy announce funding for Biomass Research and Development Initiative

    To support President Obama's goal of reducing America's oil imports by one-third by 2025, the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Energy (DOE) today jointly announced up to $30 million over three to four years that will support research and development in advanced biofuels, bioenergy and high-value biobased products. The projects funded through the Biomass Research and Development ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • North East Farmer to Lead Pesticide Scheme

    A well known North-east farmer has been chosen to spearhead a scheme to ensure that pesticides are used correctly across farms. Andrew Moir, who farms Thornton Mains near Laurencekirk, has been selected to chair the Voluntary Initiative in Scotland which will encourage the responsible use of plant protection products, as well as working in conjunction with politicians and the agri-chemical ...


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  • Northern Ireland Farmers Warned Over CAP Claims – Fertiliser and Diesel Documentation Deadline

    3,000 Northern Ireland Farmers were warned this week that they could lose payments from Europe if they don’t meet an impending deadline for paperwork, being the 3rd August. Farmers are required to prove that they are actively working their land to qualify for the money from the European Common Agricultural Policy. Of the 27,000 farmers who applied for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) in ...


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  • EU Pesticide Legislation Could Cost UK Farming £905 Million

    Proposed European pesticide legislation could cost UK industry in excess of £905 million, according to Farmers Guardian. The legislation aims to tighten up pesticide regulations and the definition of endocrine distributors and could end up costing the UK agricultural sector hegely. A report commissioned by AHDB assessed the financial impact of the loss of crop protection active substances ...


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  • Smarter Farming Examined in New Report

    Farming UK details how, if it is to feed the estimated world population of 9.6 billion by 2050, the farming industry must embrace the emerging Internet of Things (IoT), according to a new report by Therese Cory, senior analyst at Beecham Research. The report, ‘Towards Smart Farming’, examines how farming will have to tackle challenges of climate change and more extreme weather events ...


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  • Organic Farming not Necessarily Best for Environment

    Speaking to The Guardian this week, Lord Krebs, an advisor to ministers on how to adapt to climate change, described how organic farming could actually be worse for the climate than conventional farming methods, due to the greater land use required and the methods implemented. Speaking to the Oxford Farming Conference he suggested that agricultural methods known as ‘no till’, which ...


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  • Farmers Urged to Consider Impact Of Pesticides on Insect Numbers

    Farmers are continually urged to store pesticides safely and securely in order to minimise their impact on the environment and to reduce leakage into water supplies and systems. A study by the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), with support from Natural England, examined 40 year’s worth of data collected on farmland on the Susses Downs.  Examining the effect of climate and ...


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  • Further Greening Information For Scots – Dedicated Liquid Fertiliser Tanks

    At last, Farming Minister Richard Lochhead has clarified long awaited greening regulations for Scottish farmers for the new Common Agricultural Policy, according to Aberdeen Journals. For farmers choosing the fallow option as part of their Environmental Focus Area obligation, the regulations state that fallow must include the period between 15 January and 15 July. The regulations include ...


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  • A Successful LAMMA 2015 – Rainwater Tanks and Liquid Fertiliser Tanks

    Enduramaxx recently enjoyed another LAMMA event, being The Lincolnshire Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers Association annual show. LAMMA is the UK’s leading farm machinery equipment and services show, attracting thousands of professionals and enthusiasts to the East of England Showground, Peterborough, over 20th and 21st of January. The free to attend event welcomed some 20,000 attendees ...


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