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Agriculture on the Web

Stackyard is an on-line farming magazine bringing news, views and comment. Links to farming related web sites worldwide - cattle associations, sheep societies, pig farms, llama and alpaca breeders, auction marts, farm machinery, property, rural estate agents.

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Research into Grey Field Slug Aims to Reduce Quantity of Pesticides
A research programme at Harper Adams University is investigating the movement and aggregation of the grey field slug, in the hope that the quantity of pesticides used to control it can be reduced.
Family Run On-Farm Shop to Open near Daventry
Elliott’s traditional family butchers of Kislingbury will open a new on-farm shop serving home reared meat, local produce, eggs, cheese, vegetables and store cupboard sundries.
Rapid Worm Spike Expected When Rain Arrives After Drought
Farmers are being urged not to be complacent when it comes to monitoring worms in lambs during the dry spell as a bout of wet weather could cause a rapid spike numbers, experts are warning.
Rhubarb Farming Grows for Britain
Yorkshire & Clydesdale Bank, part of Virgin Money plc, has this week financed the purchase of a neighbouring farm for one of the foremost rhubarb farmers in West Yorkshire.
More Biostimulants Receive Organic Accreditation
Organic producers now have a full armoury of biostimulant and nutrient combinations to boost plant health and productivity, following their verification by the Soil Association.
Texel Ewe Lamb Shines in Virtual Sheep Show
The third Online Sheep Show took place on the 23rd May. Entries hit over 1,800 entered in 67 classes and judged by 15 judges, from across the country.
Hands Free Farm Successfully Completes First Drilling Operation
The Hands Free Farm (HFF) team has successfully drilled a cover crop as the first major operation for the project
Alternative Proteins and Novel Crops Have Great Potential – So Why Aren't We Growing Them?
Growers discuss the opportunities, challenges and market demand in Agri-TechE webina
Climate Change Mitigation – Cash for Carbon
Did you know that if you plant woodland now, or have done so recently, you can trade the carbon sequestration?

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The Impact Technology Has Had On Agricultural Advancements
Farming has come a far way since the dawn of time and it’s through the evolution of technology the quality of farmers lives and agricultural advancements have been made possible.

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