arable farmer News

  • New seeds of hope for Nepal’s farmers

    Farmers badly affected by changing weather patterns in South Asia now have the opportunity to improve food security by planting new varieties of rice capable of withstanding the impact of both severe droughts and floods. This is particularly good news for countries such as Nepal, where around 65% of its more than 26 million people are involved in agriculture. Rice is the country’s most ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Produced by the UK’s Arable Sector Significantly Lower Than Previously Thought!

    Nitrous oxide is an important greenhouse gas, contributing more than 40% of agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions. Previously, production levels of nitrous oxide from soil were calculated at 1% a unit of nitrogen (N) applied. However, Farmers Weekly report that the five-year average Minimising Nitrous Oxide (MIN-NO) research study estimate for UK arable land is 0.46% of N applied, taking ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • China to test farmers` right to transfer plots

    An eastern Chinese region is experimenting with letting farmers mortgage or transfer control of their publicly owned land, in what could help spread prosperity to the impoverished countryside and become one of China's most pivotal rural land reforms in 35 years. There is no private land ownership in China, with all urban land under state ownership and rural land under collective ownership ...


    By Associated Press

  • Water Abstraction Pressures to Growers and Farmers in East Anglia

    Farmers Weekly reports on major challenges ahead for growers irrigating crops in East Anglia, as water abstraction pressure from the twin affects of a growing population and climate change increases.  Farmers must be allowed to play an active role in discussions about local water management, according to Jamie Lockhart, chairman of the Broadland Agricultural Water Abstractions Group ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • UK Farmers Urged to Prepare For Spring – Fertiliser Storage Tanks At Hand

    We’d echo the advice of one of the UK’s leading fertiliser suppliers, as reported by Farming UK, and that is to be prepared for spring fertiliser applications.  Because we had a very early harvest this year, good conditions in autumn and favourable weather ever since, most arable crops are well ahead and looking good going into winter, according to Allison Grundy, Arable ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Farmer uses poultry power to generate brass from muck

    Great Ynys Farm will use poultry power to become more eco friendly and generate a new income stream as a renewable energy generator.  The Hereford-based farm, which has 125 acres of arable land and a 90,000 broiler chicken operation, will use anaerobic digestion (AD) to convert chicken litter into biogas for renewable electricity and heat generation. The green electricity will power the ...


    By ENER-G

  • New practical workshops to help UK farmers prevent nitrate pollution

    Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ) workshops and farm walks that provide hands-on help for farmers and land managers are now taking bookings across the East Midlands. Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ) workshops and farm walks that provide hands-on help for farmers and land managers are now taking bookings across the East Midlands. Following the extremely popular national NVZ seminars that ran between ...

  • Liquid Fertiliser tanks part of Scottish farmers fertiliser placement increase

    Farming UK reports that Scottish farmers are moving back to fertiliser placement. Arable farmers across Scotland seem to be changing back to combination drilling due to better crop establishment, enhanced plant nutrition, improved fertiliser placement and reduced inputs. The fertiliser placement option is proving most relevant to farmers in the East of Scotland as it allows them to quickly sow ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • CropLife Asia Promotes Role of Plant Science & Benefits to Thai Farmers at Tech4Farmers Asia 2.0

    Dr. Siang Hee Tan, Executive Director of CropLife Asia, participated today at the Tech4Farmers Asia 2.0 event held in Bangkok. He took part on a panel looking at the issue of 'Creating an Enabling Environment for Market Access'.  "The population in Asia is projected to have one billion more people by 2050," said Dr. Tan. "Our farmers need to produce more food to feed a growing world while ...


    By CropLife Asia

  • Regional focussed conference programme and Hosted Farmers Programme at Agribusiness Congress East Africa in January

    The upcoming Agribusiness Congress East Africa taking place from 27-28 January 2016 at Mlimani City Conference Centre in Dar es Salaam Tanzania, aims to create an enabling environment for all farmers to participate. Now in its third year, more than 700 visitors and over 50 exhibitors are expected to attend the two-day conference and exhibition that is hosted by ACT – The Agricultural ...

  • Do agri-environmental policies support mixed farming systems?

    The Large Scale Grazing Systems (LSGS) of the EU are governed by legislation at regional, national and European levels. New research investigates an LSGS in Spain and suggests that the area's traditional mix of sheep and cereal farming needs improved, better co-ordinated regulatory support to survive. LSGSs are large areas of countryside used for grazing in the EU, characterised by cultural ...

  • The Farming Life and Danske Bank Awards

    When you consider that it accounts for one in every three pounds spent on the UK high street and that its influence over UK farming is significant, then it is worth noting that Tesco continues to sponsor the Arable/Horticulture Farmer of the Year category at the 2014 Farming Life and Danske Bank awards. According to Farming Life, it’s to demonstrate its support for local farmers and ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Target Fertiliser Use on Grassland – Consider Large Liquid Fertiliser Tanks

    Gemma Claxon recently wrote in Farmers Weekly how target-treating grass like an arable crop with compound fertiliser could lead to significant feed and fertiliser savings and also boost grass production in the process. The piece goes on to detail how many farmers are not yet unlocking the genetic potential of modern grass varieties, and yet doing so could well lead to high-quality yields, ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Global framework with Nordic farming giant, Lantmannen

    We have signed a global framework agreement with Lantmännen to provide all parts of their business with access to our full range of environmental and energy services. The agreement, valid until June 2011, covers operations in 12 specified countries and follows a successful period where we have monitored and reported on legislative issues that affect Lantmännen's operations. Lantmännen is ...


    By WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

  • Northern Ireland Farming Crisis Warnings

    As detailed in the Belfast Telegraph, the Ulster Farmers Union (UFU) president, Ian Marshall warns that the industry is on its knees and that changes need to happen in order to avoid disaster. The problems range from very low milk prices, through to beef, lamb, and arable farmers now gearing up to take their protest to the streets. Mr Marshall claims that the industry is facing the worst ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Vital Irrigation Supplies and Water Storage Tanks

    Once more, farmers have expressed that a review of abstraction licenses and incentives for reservoir building should be high on the new government’s agenda, according to Easter Daily Press. Water is of course one of farming’s most vital natural resources, yet its availability is being increasingly governed by an unpredictable climate and demand from a growing population. One of the ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • From the ground up: local knowledge informing agri-environmental policy

    Agricultural land use presents a number of environmental challenges, which the European Commission is committed to addressing through a range of agri-environmental policies. A new study points to the importance of aligning agri-environmental policies with farmers’ needs and operations. Using the case of land clearing in Finland, the research underlines the importance of incorporating input ...

  • CAP reform and crop diversity can be springboard for growth

    Linking CAP payments to crop diversity represents a growth opportunity for farmers, according to anaerobic digestion (AD) specialist EnviTec Biogas UK. Under the new rules, 30 per cent of direct payments will depend on demonstrating environmentally-friendly farming practices – including crop diversification. Full details are yet to emerge, but “greening” the CAP is likely to ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • Computer model helps with early prediction of mycotoxins in grain

    Increased mycotoxin contamination Climate change will likely result in increased contamination of grain with mycotoxins (toxins from fungi). Early prediction of the growth of these fungi can help farmers make effective choices regarding the use of fungicides, the best harvest time and other aspects. This strategy can reduce the risk of crop failure and help to prevent contamination of ...

  • Saudi Arabia captured by Dacom irrigation management system

    In Saudi Arabia drastic measures are needed to reduce the water usage by the agricultural sector. The Ministry of Agriculture has set itself the task to decrease the water consumption from 17 to 5 billion mᶟ. Since 2010, the Ministry of Agriculture has dedicated Dacom to a project to monitor the soil moisture at various arable farmers throughout Saudi Arabia. To this, Dacom advices both the ...


    By Dacom

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