Discover industry updates from the last week, handpicked. Let’s find out what’s been going on.

Hemp is looking like a viable way to diversify in the UK

Find out how growers Hugh Wrangham and Alistair McLeod used post-harvest equipment to overcome challenges with drying, cleaning and dehulling hemp seed.

Lowestoft farmer saves valuable time using weather app

Discover how Suffolk farmer John Collen saved valuable hours of driving and employee management time, using a hyper-local weather app from Cordulus Farm.

Take steps now to help prevent rural theft during darker nights

NFU Mutual Farmers have provided some top tips on how to avoid becoming victims of rural theft, with the clocks going back on Sunday 29th October and the days getting darker.

Emergency cuts to Wales’ rural affairs budget

The announcement of a 7.8% budget cut is ‘a significant blow’ to farmers, during a time of policy transition and financial pressures.

Spotlight on impact UK research has had on wheat innovation

BBSRC reports a significant impact on global food security; UK research has boosted wheat yields, resilience and sustainability.

Low oat crop yields for 2023

Sad news for oat growers this year – 2023’s crop is set to be the smallest since 2016, according to data from Defra and the devolved nations.

Controlling wireworm in potato crops

Wireworm is a growing concern for UK potato producers; growers are encouraged to assess overall risk this autumn by identifying whether damaging species are present and tailoring management accordingly.

Reducing risk during times of flux

Find out how to mitigate risk in the face of rising pressures on farming businesses, as Basic Payment Scheme reductions continue and both market volatility and interest rates remain high.

Incoming Belgian sprayers and cultivators

Meet the new low-cost models being imported by Knight Farm Machinery. Red-and-white livery and a wider range of capacity options make this range stand out.


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