A new blackberry breeding programme at the James Hutton Institute has enjoyed a hugely encouraging first year according to fruit breeder, Nikki Jennings.
Trials involving the use of laser beams to keep birds away from crops have shown ‘great results’ according to a European research consortium which is now planning to test the same approach to keep deer, rabbits and rodents from also causing damage.
A £10,000 wild goose management scheme, designed to help cover the cost of farmland damaged by migrating geese, is about to be renewed for 2018.
Each month we ask a young farmer for their views on farming and rural youth. This month we caught up with Stuart Coxon, 21, of Garioch Young Farmers
As for most people, I’m sure, with the new year comes new ideas, plans, projects and routines here at Rootfield.
Highland cattle breeders from the UK and overseas are gearing up for the annual February two-day fling at Oban, where the very best of the breed is put on show and sold through the auction ring.
The 13th year of business proved an unlucky one for arable supplier and grain buyer Frontier Agriculture, as profits took a hit from the “beast from the east” and the driest summer for 30 years.
Spencer Hayes, who set up Hayes Henderson, has died following prosperous farming life.
A call has been issued for a major inquiry to be conducted into Scotland’s land tenure system to address the shortcomings of the agricultural holdings legislation included in the country’s 2016 Land Reform Act.
Christmas means ice cream, so Jo Ewart Mackenzie talks early festive prep and recalls a dramatic run-in.
May is fast turning into another busy month on the farm, at school and on the home front.
How we support upland land management in future decades is of vital importance to the health of both Scottish agriculture and our rural communities across the country.
Dairy farmers who supply Muller on a non-aligned contract face a price cut at the start of next year.
Royal Highland Show organisers have increased the prize money for the Grand Prix show jumping contest at this year’s event.
Farmers are being offered help to improve tree planting schemes to make them more effective at capturing airborne ammonia and reducing air pollution.
Organic farmers in Scotland must change how they engage with people about the way they produce food if other farmers, consumers and policy makers are to take the sector more seriously, it has been claimed.
Shorthorn bulls averaged £4,487 at yesterday’s Stirling Bull Sales.
We all know of the carnage in the trenches of the First World War, but civilian life had been disrupted too, with many working long hours in dirty conditions or in dangerous munitions factories.
NFU Scotland (NFUS) has revealed plans to attend all Scottish political party conferences this year.
A kenspeckle figure in north-east agriculture, Melvin Dalgarno, has died at the age of 88.