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Video: UK farmer smashes world wheat yield record with 16t/ha

Video: UK farmer smashes world wheat yield record with 16t/ha

A farmer in the UK has broken the world record for harvesting the highest-yielding wheat crop ever recorded after he...

August 25, 2015

Why is early vigour important in winter oilseed rape?

Why is early vigour important in winter oilseed rape?

Early vigour will become increasingly important in future winter oilseed rape crops, according to Brian O’Connor of the Department of Agriculture....

July 9, 2015

Why spring beans are key on rugby star Rory Best’s 1,200-acre farm

Why spring beans are key on rugby star Rory Best’s 1,200-acre farm

Spring beans work tremendously well as a break within a tillage rotation, according to Irish rugby star Rory Best. The...

June 26, 2015

Winter crops 10 days behind normal growth rates

Winter crops 10 days behind normal growth rates

Winter tillage crops are up to 10 days behind normal growth rates, according to Teagasc. It says that most wheat...

June 4, 2015

Good weather brings infestations of pollen beetle to oilseed rape crops

Good weather brings infestations of pollen beetle to oilseed rape crops

Heavy infestations of pollen beetle are now apparent in winter oilseed rape crops across the south east of the country,...

April 11, 2015

UK’s winter-drilled crops in good condition

UK’s winter-drilled crops in good condition

The latest crops report from the UK’s Agricultural Development and Advisory Service (ADAS) reveals that winter-drilled crops were in good...

April 10, 2015

EU rapeseed acreage significantly down

EU rapeseed acreage significantly down

EU rapeseed production is expected to fall by as much as 7% this year, compared to 2014, according to figures...

March 14, 2015

Adoption of GM crops would benefit farmers, says UK cereal association

Adoption of GM crops would benefit farmers, says UK cereal association

The adoption of genetically-modified (GM) cereals and oilseeds crops could benefit farmers, consumers and the animal feed supply chain, while...

March 11, 2015

Falling oil prices to impact positively on EU farm production costs

Falling oil prices to impact positively on EU farm production costs

The lower oil prices projected for the next 12 months will lead to a reduction in energy-related production costs across all...

March 11, 2015

Teagasc tillage update confirms excellent crop establishment

Teagasc tillage update confirms excellent crop establishment

All winter cereal crops have tillered well, according to the most recent Teagasc tillage updates. Its advisors say that barley grew...

February 4, 2015

‘Cheaper oil prices are here to stay, for the near future’

‘Cheaper oil prices are here to stay, for the near future’

International oil prices are unlikely to strengthen in the near future, according to Arthur Marshall, an analyst with the UK’s...

February 1, 2015

Weather factors impacting on oilseed rape and soya markets

Weather factors impacting on oilseed rape and soya markets

According to the Home Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA) in the UK, the prospects of record-breaking oilseed rape and soya bean...

November 27, 2014