Arable farmers have been told to stop wasting time being defensive about the inevitable loss of agrochemicals and instead accept they will have to adopt new crop protection techniques.
Farmers are being asked to collect samples of adult cabbage stem flea beetles from oilseed rapes crops at harvest.
The hunt is on to find the best arable farm in Scotland.
Some farmers are spending almost twice as much on labour and machinery than others, according to Scottish land agent Mary Munro.
A new field-based arable event for Scotland, focusing on innovative and sustainable farming, is to be staged at Balruddery Farm, Invergowrie, on July 2.
UK oilseed rape growers could be losing up to £160 million due to temperature rises in winter, according to a new study.
Crops across Scotland are looking good so far despite the prolonged dry spell, with NFU Scotland cereals chairman Ian Sands describing his own varieties as “charging on”.
Growers are invited to learn about improving soil health at a series of agronomy workshops next month.
New cereals and oilseeds varieties with “remarkable untreated yields” feature in the latest AHDB Recommended Lists (RL).
Scottish growers are moving away from winter barley to spring varieties, according to AHDB.
Winter barley has historically made little impact on the Scottish malting market but that could be about to change, according to Dr Bill Thomas of the James Hutton Institute (JHI).
Future farm payments should be used to encourage arable farmers to diversify into horticulture in a bid to reduce trade deficits and encourage healthier eating, claims an expert in rural policy.
The hot, dry weather is causing concern for cereals and potato producers in Scotland, but in parts of central Europe and Scandinavia farmers are warning of the catastrophic consequences of a severe drought.
Growers across Scotland are becoming increasingly frustrated by the stop-start approach to sowing after the delayed spring.
The Soil Association has called for more UK farmers to grow organic cereals for animal feed.
Britain’s largest arable inputs and marketing firm has hailed a “very strong performance” with turnover and pre-tax profits up.
With an upturn in whisky production on the cards, a leading maltster yesterday told farmers that they would need to sustain increased barley production levels to meet demand – or face the prospect of some of the major distilling companies tying themselves into long-term commitments for imported malting barley.
UK and European wheat and barley crops could be under threat from stem rust, warn scientists.
Scottish farmers are being reminded of changes to greening rules under the Common Agricultural Policy (Cap).
Arable farmers are invited to attend a series of agronomy workshops next month.
Harvest 2017 is one of mixed fortunes for farmers across Scotland, according to NFU Scotland (NFUS).
NFU Scotland (NFUS) is urging arable growers to take time to complete its annual harvest survey.
A block of Propino spring barley has been crowned cream of the crop in this year’s Royal Northern Agricultural Society (RNAS) growing cereals competition.
The farmers with some of the best blocks of barley and wheat this season have been unveiled by two agricultural shows in the north-east.
The amount of spring barley being grown by Scots farmers remains at a 10-year low, according to AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds.
Careful choice of cereal varieties can offer growers a real opportunity to save money, according to Professor Fiona Burnett of SRUC.
A report highlighting the benefits of introducing sheep to an arable enterprise has been published by the National Sheep Association (NSA).
The UK cereals industry will today be warned not to sleepwalk into Brexit.
Angus Cereals has announced plans to end its marketing agreement with Openfield.
The new spring malting barley variety Laureate has won official approval for malt distilling and brewing.
One of Britain's biggest arable businesses has hailed a "solid performance" despite a drop in turnover and profits.
Arable farmers in central Scotland are taking unprecedented steps to save their crops after weeks of drought has left light soils parched.