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Jennifer Mackenzie

Stackyard News

edited by Jennifer MacKenzie

Agricultural, Environmental, Countryside and Farming News from the UK and beyond.

 2020-Jun-05
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.
 2020-Jun-03
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.
 2020-Jun-03
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.
 2020-Jun-02
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.
 2020-May-28
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.
 2020-May-28
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.
 2020-May-25
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
 2020-May-22
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
 2020-May-21
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?
 2020-May-20
Workers Urged to Pick Fruit and Veg for Britain
The UK Government and Prince of Wales have urged students and furloughed workers to apply for seasonal farm work.
 2020-May-18
Popular Wild Bird Mixture Keeps Options Open for Growers
Limagrain UK’s Jack Russell mixture Complies with the Country Stewardship Scheme rules, attracts farmland birds and also offers game bird cover.
 2020-May-15
John Deere Connected Support Proves its Worth
Service technicians can remotely dial into customers’ machines to identify potential faults in a timely manner, fix errors that may become a problem and help operators to set up or adjust their machines.
 2020-May-12
Lambing Looking Good for NEMSA Breeders and Users
While the nation continues to present a brave face during the Covid-19 lockdown, hundreds of sheep farmers and their families UK-wide have been busy lambing in splendid self-isolation.
 2020-May-12
Farmers Measuring More to Boost Efficiencies
Farmers are taking an increasingly measured approach to their grassland and manure management, helping to cut costs and improve efficiencie
 2020-May-05
Fresh Produce in a Time of COVID
The supply chain has addressed many challenges but it appears that we won’t return to the old ways of working anytime soon. And who could have predicted that farmers and growers would be officially recognised as key workers!
 2020-May-05
Septentrio Strengthens its Inertial GNSS Portfolio with AsteRx-i D UAS
A new high-performance compact GPS/GNSS receiver with an on-board IMU sensor, tailored to the needs of UAV applications.

May 2020