Farmers Weekly Podcast Episode 83: Pesticide problems and world’s largest vertical farm

In this episode, scientists call for stricter pesticide testing rules following concern that some co-formulated products are bad for bumblebees.

With plans to build the world’s largest vertical farm in Norfolk, we ask – should your farm reach for the sky too?

There’s more on methane – with livestock farmers divided over the best way to combat climate change.

On the markets – wheat prices continue to surge ahead – despite concerns over quality. How high will they go and for how long?

And we meet the Yorkshire shepherdess in Boots and Heels – a new podcast series coming your way from Farmers Weekly.

Listen to all of series one and the first episode of the new series of Boots and Heels




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CF Fertilisers

CF Fertilisers is the UK’s only manufacturer of Ammonium Nitrate, 34.5% N fertiliser ‘Nitram’. Its iconic blue bags have been a staple of British agriculture for over 50 years. Its signature product Nitram sits alongside an extensive range of superior quality AN-based True Granular Compounds, with combination of N, P, K and S to match the needs of UK arable and grassland producers. These high quality products can be spread accurately at 18-36m.

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Massey Ferguson

With more than 175 years of innovation and experience, Massey Ferguson is one of the world’s leading tractor brands and a force in the global harvesting business.

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