Improving crop yields

Greater progress in improving crop yields in the UK needs further support for farmer-lead innovation as well as empowering farmers to carry out their own on-farm testing to help optimise crop management for farms as well as increase farmer engagement on yield improvements. Speaking last month at an event hosted by the All Party Parliamentary...

Aug 31, 2019
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Norfolk crops showing good potential

An obsession with timing and good nutrition has resulted in well grown, consistent, even potato crop canopies across a number of varieties, reports Heather Briggs, after crop walking with specialist potato agronomist Andy Alexander. The tour included varieties destined for the processing and crisping sectors. The soil typically varied between clay and sand, and some...

Aug 31, 2019
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Exporting seed potatoes from the Highlands of Scotland

Growing seed potatoes in Scotland can be quite a lucrative business with buyers from all over the world knocking on the door to buy them. Up in the Highlands of Scotland the growing conditions for potatoes can be quite challenging given the harsh weather but it does have its advantages too, with excellent soil being...

Aug 31, 2019
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Sponsored post: New technology is changing the look of farms across the world

Agriculture has existed for countless years and evolved throughout the ages, so it should come as no surprise that many of today’s farmers are looking to new forms of tech and AI to help them grow crops. Currently, the agriculture industry is worth roughly an estimated £4 trillion, but with limited access to water and...

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