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Agronomist and Arable Farmer - March 8th

New head of commercial marketing at Case IH and Steyr Europe

Case IH and STEYR® have announced the appointment of Marco Lombardi as head of commercial marketing for Case IH and STEYR Europe.  Mr Lombardi joined CNH Industrial in 2007, taking up his first position in the UK. Since then he has gained considerable experience within the business. During the past 14 years has held positions in various marketing and sales departments …
Case IH and STEYR® have announced the appointment of Marco Lombardi as head of commercial marketing for Case IH and STEYR Europe.

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Richard Budd

Farmers inspire others to turn to nature to tackle climate change

Ten farmers from across England have been implementing more regenerative, nature-based farming techniques to help meet net zero targets, as part of a 12-month project, led by global sustainable farming organisation, LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) and supported by The Linder Foundation. Whilst every farm is different and each has their own environmental and business challenges, the farmers involved in …
LEAF invites the industry to help shape the future of the LEAF Marque Standard
Get to know guests Tom Mellor, whisky producer and farmer as well as Simon Alexander, potato agronomist and Nematicide Stewardship Programme (NSP) board member in this month’s episode of Arable Chat. Join hosts John Swire, Agronomist & Arable Farmer editor, and Lydia Turner, as they bring you the latest news and greatest guests. The first podcast guest is Tom Mellor, …
Sustainable whisky production and potato protection
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Valuable but variable oilseed rape crops need tailored protection, expert says

High prices of around £600/tonne make it well worth investing attention to detail to look after oilseed rape crops this spring and summer, says Mike Thornton, head of crop production for agronomy firm ProCam, but variable growth means management will need tailoring to individual fields.  “A lot of winter oilseed rape (WOSR) seems to have escaped significant cabbage stem flea …
Valuable but variable oilseed rape crops need tailored protection, expert says

Agronomist & Arable Farmer February 2022

The February 2022 issue is now available online! News: Recycled Batteries Make Fertiliser News: Autonomous John Deere Tractor News: Innovation to Overcome Regen Challenge News Analysis: Aicc Conference Looks at Reducing Nitrogen Usage Opinion: Fera Response to Eustice Land Markets: Demand Outstripping Supply Agronomy Matters: Broad Spectrum Fungicide Joins Barley Arsenal Crop Protection & Weed Control: Spring Weed Control Crop …
Agronomist & Arable Farmer February 2022

Disease control & nitrogen efficiency – Dr Julie Smith, ADAS

Disease control & nitrogen efficiency – Dr Julie Smith, ADAS

James Bannister: new chairman of NAAC

James Bannister was elected as new NAAC chairman at the AGM on 4th March 2022. Taking over from previous Chair Matt Redman, James runs an agricultural contracting business in the Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire borders spreading manures and lime, alongside crop spraying. However, it was in 1998 that James’s life was drastically changed when he lost his left arm in a …
James Bannister

LEAF appoints new director, technical

Vicky Robinson has been appointed the new director, technical, of Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF), as the organisation scales up its reach and influence, to deliver its 10-year strategy.  In this role, Ms Bell will lead the delivery of LEAF’s technical strategic growth, covering the core areas of LEAF Marque certification and sustainable farming knowledge generation and exchange.   Ms …
LEAF appoints new director, technical

Sulphur addition key to making the most of nitrogen

The benefits of adding sulphur to a spring nutrition programme shouldn’t be forgotten as growers seek to improve nitrogen efficacy for applications in the coming months. Farmers may have prioritised securing a supply of straight nitrogen when prices began to rise, but there is still the opportunity to incorporate sulphur into a fertiliser programme to add valuable nutrition to this …
Sulphur addition key to making the most of nitrogen
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