BASF adds to Crystal supplies

Crop protection product manufacturer BASF says it is increasing the supply of its Crystal (flufenacet and pendimethalin) herbicide to help UK growers make the best possible start to their black-grass control programmes this season. It has also reduced the price....

Beef feeding guidelines to be updated

The AHDB is to fund a review and update of the existing 25 year old beef cattle feeding systems guide, AFRC 1993, to ensure it reflects today’s genetics, practice and market requirements. It is also seeking interested companies to become involved. The AHDB Beef &...

Bearish WASDE stifles oilseed trade

Potential sellers of rapeseed, notably farmers, were already sitting on their hands before last week’s WASDE report sent prices, particularly in the US futures market, lower. Even though the prices being quoted have firmed, they still aren’t enough to bring out the...

Defra Code to reduce farm ammonia emissions

Defra has published a new guide to reducing ammonia emissions to help improve air quality, aimed at farmers, contractors and their advisors. The voluntary Code of Good Agricultural Practice (COGAP) for Reducing Ammonia Emissions has been written by Defra in...

Initial cereal quality holding up despite drought

Despite the prolonged dry weather and early harvest, early indications of GB winter cereal and rapeseed yields and quality are perhaps better than expected. However, there is no data on spring crops yet, which have had a short growing season between the late spring...

Cross industry approach to UK soil health

A new cross industry Soil Health initiative is bringing together scientists, academics, industry farm advisers and farming bodies to take a long-term approach to understanding and improving the health of soils across UK farmland. It recognises the crucial role that effective soil management will play in increasing agricultural productivity while maintaining and enhancing the environment.