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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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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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News

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…

NEWS

Drought conditions threaten to shrink crop yields

Farmers are facing serious yield losses this harvest as the prolonged dry spell is piling pressure on crops, especially on light land. Following a dry spring, a lack of rainfall…

CROP MANAGEMENT

Wheat fungicide to help fight disease resistance

A wheat fungicide that could help fight disease resistance to septoria leaf blotch could be launched in the next few years by agrochemical giants Sumitomo and BASF. The new active…

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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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