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SOILS

5 tips to successfully convert to a no-till system

Adopting conservation agriculture can involve many highs and lows. We asked independent biological farming expert Mike Harrington to share his five top tips on how to make it a smoother process.…

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Archive

Farmers Weekly Photography Competition 2016 - terms and conditio...

Here are the terms and conditions covering photos submitted for Farmers Weekly’s 2016 photography competition. A picture is considered submitted for the competition if it is loaded into one of…

Ts&Cs for the Beautiful British Landscapes photography competiti...

Prior to the submission of a photograph, please review these terms and conditions carefully. If you should be uncertain about any of the terms of have any questions about the…

About the Farm Power project

The project aims to bring about a step-change in the uptake of sustainable farm-based energy across the UK. Project aims Help farmers to fulfil their potential as significant players in…

NADIS disease forecast - cattle (May)

NADIS disease forecast - cattle (May) Source: FWi 12 April 2005 The NADIS disease forecast is based on detailed Met Office data, and regional veterinary reports from 37 farm animal…

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Case studies

ROTATIONS

Why a Sussex farmer is changing his crop rotation

Sussex farmer Mark Chandler is searching for the best cropping combination for his farm near Petworth that will deliver blackgrass benefits and enable his first wheats to achieve double-digit yields. …

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News

COMPLIANCE

NVZ designations drop to 55% of England after appeals

The area of England classified as a nitrate vulnerable zone (NVZ) has dropped from 58% to 55% following a series of successful appeals against a designation by farmers. Defra has…

HARVEST

Harvest 2018: Scots barley better than expected quality

The Scottish winter barley harvest is showing grain quality mostly better than expected, although yields have taken a knock following the wet spring and then dry summer. Aberdeenshire Barley growers…

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Older farmers most at risk from fatal injuries on farm

Older workers are especially vulnerable when it comes to farm safety, figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have confirmed, with almost half of all workers killed on UK…

LIVESTOCK

Photos: Great Yorkshire Show interbreed highlights

A record 2,508-head sheep entry and a total 1,186 beef cattle were among the highlights of the 160th Great Yorkshire Show (10-12 July) as the summer heatwave continued, bringing harvesting…

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Opinion

NEWS

Opinion: Monitoring environmental performance can reap dividends

In 2012, I was asked to produce a wildlife and landscape plan on a big Kent arable farm for the Linking Environment and Farming (Leaf) Marque environmental assurance scheme. Being…

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