Supporting Farmers in Scotland Since 1893
Potato prices across Europe are set to remain historically strong as the effect of an increase in plantings is limited by poor weather and grower concerns over profitability.
KELVIN CAVE has appointed a new Scotland area sales manager in the shape of Guy Hodgson.
EU SCIENTISTS have concluded that neonicotinoid pesticides do pose a risk to honeybee populations, as they disrupt the species' life-cycle in 'sub-lethal' ways.
PRELIMINARY RESULTS for the Scottish harvest suggest that yields are down across the board – but perhaps not as badly as first feared.
AN INVESTIGATION into 'yield issues' in 2012's winter wheat crop has been launched by the National Institute of Agricultural Botany and its consultancy wing, TAG.
Speed of total haulm kill will be more important than ever this season, with many potato growers leaving crop desiccation to the last minute in order to maximise yields after the slow start to the season.
FOR DAVID Colville the desire to repeat the oilseed rape yields of harvest 2011 have led him to reappraise his management strategy for the crop for this season.
THREE SPRAY programmes are particularly valuable in maximising the performance of spring barley by minimising environmental stresses.
THE PRACTICALITIES and economics of organic arable farming are to be examined at the big one-day event dedicated to the sector.
ONCE THE domain of oilseed rape, some new work into the control of alternaria in potatoes has shown that it poses considerable risk.