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

This week, news has been centered around improving sustainability in farming. New tech may improve how soil carbon is measured; biological seed treatments could enhance efficiency of nutrient use and Canada becomes the latest country to give the green light to gene-edited crops.

Crop Watch: sprayers dodging showers and maize drilling horror

Farmer’s Weekly shares what you need to know about in the months ahead in this week’s Crop Watch.

How new tech aims to improve soil carbon measurement

How can soil carbon measuring become more accurate? New tech may make carbon measuring more accurate than ever.

Gloomy and cold spring threatens to dent crop yields

Farmers across the UK are hoping for some relief from the cold and wet May weather. Especially concerning is the impact that the gloomy weather has been having on crop yields. This article shares more about how the weather is threatening to dent crop yields.

Canada gives green light to gene-edited crops

Canada is the latest country to confirm that it will be going ahead with gene edited crops, one of the latest scientific developments in farming.

New biological seed treatment to enhance nutrient use efficiency

Farmers Guide shares how UK farmers may soon start to reap the benefits of a seed treatment announced by Syngenta and Unium Bioscience.

New incentives launched to alleviate barriers to sustainable farming practices

McCain Foods and NatWest have both united to reduce barriers in the way of sustainable farming practices.

How could likely Companies House reforms affect rural business?

Will recent companies house reforms have a major effect on UK rural businesses? Farming UK discusses the implications of recent legislation from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

UK invests £3m to develop and test new sustainable fertilisers

The UK Government recently announced funding to go towards creating new alternative fertilisers to improve sustainability.


How are you improving sustainability on your farm? Are you taking specific measures to be more eco-friendly?

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