Optimising inputs and identifying management practices is a major objective on most farms.
Much of what we read in the media is unbalanced and the many stories about what farming provides are often overlooked.
Growers and agronomists were advised at the latest national Soil & Water Management Centre improvement event in Lincolnshire.
The statisticians have been advising us all about the fact that 2012 was for most the wettest year in their lifetime.
The risk and financial impact on your arable business continues to be dominated by world market volatility. The savage swings in weather patterns around the globe, are proving to pose a consistent threat to production in the major producing regions and affecting what historically have been stable supplies. The key to risk management is to […]
Beth Metson – Farm Environment Consultant The Common Agricultural Policy affects 45% of European land, it makes up 40% of EU budget and it goes beyond agriculture to industries such as forestry. The CAP reform is not likely to be complete until 2015, delayed from 2014. Climate change, food security and sustainable use of natural […]
Failures of cross compliance inspections in 2012 have recently been published by the RPA (www.rpa.defra.gov.uk). The results show poor record keeping was the major factor in cross compliance breaches costing farmers £1.4 million in reductions to their Single Payment Scheme (SPS). Changes have been made to cross compliance rules in the past year, primarily around […]
SoilQuest is Agrii’s Precision Agronomy System, providing agronomists, farmers and growers with accurate information about their soils on which to base profitable decisions. Currently working with a significant numbers of our customers across the East, SoilQuest uses Veris scanning and detailed analysis to produce soil maps and management zones within fields, which when integrated with […]
Barry Barker – Arable Seed Product Manager The wet start to January will have prevented growers from planting any late drilled winter wheat for much of the last month or so. For many this is has meant a confirmation of what land will be left to be drilled with spring crops. What options are there […]
The third round of the FFIS grant is available to apply for from 4 Feb – 4 April. This grant, among other things gives 40% aid towards GPS equipment on tractors used for fertiliser application and is therefore a sort after aid. There are many other items that are included other than GPS, other key areas of […]