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Farmers invited to take part in diverse cropping project to increase yields

Farmers invited to take part in diverse cropping project to increase yields

The Organic Research Centre, a leading independent research charity, is inviting UK farmers to participate in a new EU-funded project called DIVERSify which is investigating how to maximise the performance of crop mixtures (or plant teams) to improve yields while reducing the reliance on inputs. Dr Bruce Pearce from the Organic Research Centre said, “It […]

Midlands Machinery Show 2017 earns positive recognition from farming community

Midlands Machinery Show 2017 earns positive recognition from farming community

Inventive machines – there were plenty on show. Innovative ideas – many were shared. Yet the key talking point during the Midlands Machinery Show 2017, which took place on 22 and 23 November at Newark Showground in Nottinghamshire, was the opportunity provided by the show to bring the agricultural industry together. Returning for the fourth […]

Resistant diamondback moths now capable of surviving winter

Resistant diamondback moths now capable of surviving winter

A ‘super pest’ moth resistant to a class of common plant protection is now also capable of surviving through the UK’s cold winter conditions, according to new research. Diamondback moth (DBM) caterpillars feed on crops including cabbage, broccoli, swedes and Brussels sprouts, causing cosmetic damage, which could result in the loss of up to 100 […]

Rapid increase in pesticide use and new evidence of health impacts of very low doses

Rapid increase in pesticide use and new evidence of health impacts of very low doses

New evidence suggests pesticide use has seen a massive increase in the UK over the last 40 years, with a potential impact on human health, delegates at a Royal Society of Medicine conference have heard. This is in sharp contrast to the claim by the pesticide industry that use has halved. Using data extracted for […]

New gearbox broadens VW Amarok appeal

New gearbox broadens VW Amarok appeal

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has broadened the appeal of its Amarok pick-up, introducing a manual gearbox option to the range in combination with the 204 PS engine. This reduces the entry price of the range by over £650 to £25,600 (basic RRP exc VAT and OTR), and so broadens the appeal of the popular pick-up to […]

New insight into mechanism making Black Sigatoka fungus less sensitive to crop protection

New insight into mechanism making Black Sigatoka fungus less sensitive to crop protection

An international team of scientists led by Wageningen University & Research has discovered a new genetic mechanism that makes the notorious Black Sigatoka fungus less sensitive to the main chemical crop protection products used against the disease. The discovery shines light on this increasingly reduced sensitivity and underlines the importance of developing banana varieties resistant […]

Moving beyond high yield as measure of success

Moving beyond high yield as measure of success

Agri-Tech East and AHDB (the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board) have announced a joint initiative to accelerate the adoption of innovation in the field. A new position of ‘Knowledge and Innovation Facilitator’ is being created to help deliver a programme of new projects. The announcement was made at Agri-Tech East’s REAP, the flagship conference for […]

Crops evolving ten millennia before experts thought

Crops evolving ten millennia before experts thought

Professor Robin Allaby, in Warwick’s School of Life Sciences, has discovered that human crop gathering was so extensive as long ago as the last Ice Age, that it started to have an effect on the evolution of rice, wheat and barley – triggering the process which turned these plants from wild to domesticated. In Tell […]

Barley scientists discover path to improved grain quality

Barley scientists discover path to improved grain quality

Scientists from the International Barley Hub have discovered a genetic pathway to improved barley grain size and uniformity, a finding which may help breeders develop future varieties suited to the needs of growers and distillers. In the latest issue of Nature Communications, cereal genetics researchers working with Professor Robbie Waugh and Dr Sarah McKim, at […]

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