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Stepping up fight against potato blight

March 31, 2018

Potato industry fears over the spread of the new Dark Green 37 strain of blight to England last year have prompted an appeal for more potato “scouts” to be on standby this season.

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Groups back low carbon farming

March 27, 2018

A coalition of 50 rural organisations and individuals has launched an appeal for government support to drive change in farm practices that could make Scotland the world’s first carbon-neutral farming sector by 2050.

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Robots provide unexpected boost

March 24, 2018

Installing a robotic dairy has helped one Minnesota family overcome their staffing problems while giving an unexpected boost to cow health and productivity.

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Farm with YEN to boost wheat yield

March 24, 2018

A Scottish farm which achieved outstanding wheat yields in one of its worst-performing fields in 2017 has signed up to the Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) programme in a bid to match or even better its results.

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