An insight into agricultural science, regulation and our work on behalf of our members.

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September 2018

An insight into agricultural science, regulation and our work on behalf of our members

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A two-year pilot to support farmers by allowing non-EU migrant workers to work on farms, then return after six months has been announced by the government. Read more ...

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The NFU has helped secure an emergency authorisation for the use of Cuprokylt on potato to control late blight. Read more ...

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The NFU is joining project partners from across Europe this bank holiday for the ‘kick-off’ meeting of an EU-funded project looking at what is stressing bees - PoshBee. Read more ...

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The warm weather over last weekend (1/2 September) triggered a jump in reports of cabbage stem flea beetle damage to emerging oilseed rape. In response, NIAB TAG has set out a number of key points to remember when tackling the pest. Read more ...

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Young children in the work place - Tom Price, NFU farm safety and transport policy adviser, discusses some important questions for farmers and the need for a radical change. Read more ...

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The NFU has produced a new guide as part of the Good Neighbour Initiative to help sprayer operators meet legal requirements and build good relationships with neighbours when using pesticides. Read more ...

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A new set of information materials supporting effective and responsible rodenticide use has been published by UK Rodenticide Stewardship and is available free of charge to all users. Read more ...

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The OSR herbicides? Think Water initiative has launched a new set of guidelines to provide farmers and spray operators with practical advice to prevent OSR herbicides entering water. Read more ...

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Are you thinking about making your farm available to visitors? Make sure you have prepared it from a health and safety point of view. Read more ...

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An opportunity has arisen for agriculturists born or resident in East Anglia to apply for an all-expenses-paid training course on effective communication in farming. Read more ...

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Putting migration on the table in future trade talks and ensuring EU workers are not subject to burdensome non-EU visa rules are two key recommendations in a new CBI report on how migration can work in the UK post-Brexit. Read more ...

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Ei OPERATOR, a new website that provides online training, advice and information for UK sprayer operators, has delivered 192 courses and awarded over 380 NRoSO CPD points since its launch in May. Read more ...

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The National Bee Unit has confirmed a sighting of the Asian hornet in the Fowey area of south Cornwall. Read more ...

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A new report has shown that nearly all food eaten by Europeans continues to be either completely free of pesticide residues or contain levels that fall within legal limits. Read more ...

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The Chemicals Regulation Division of the HSE has published on its website the official withdrawal notices for the neonicotinoids imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam. Read more ...

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We are aware of some questions about Lumiposa seed treatment on imported oilseed rape seed this year. For clarity, this is the current situation. Read more ...

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A technical seminar has been jointly organised by The Farmers Club and the British Crop Production Council to look at grain supply and demand, trade and the profitability of both cereal and livestock producers as the UK leaves the EU. Read more ...

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The Expert Committee on Pesticide Residues in Food (PRiF) is holding a free-to-enter event in York on 10 October 2018 to share updates on its work over the past year. Read more ...

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The sixth annual Crop Protection in Southern Britain conference will take place over one and a half days from 12 to 13 November 2018 in Brighton and you are invited to attend. Read more ...

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The UK Expert Committee on Pesticides (ECP) is looking for a new member, from November 2018, to provide scientific advice on the safe and effective use of pesticides and other pest control methods. Read more ...

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The committee is looking for a new member, from November 2018, to provide scientific advice on the safe and effective use of pesticides and other pest control methods. Read more ...

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The NFU sees biotechnology as a critical part of the solution in helping farmers and growers meet some of the production challenges they face. Read more ...

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We have collected reaction from around the world to the recent ECJ ruling on gene editing. Read more ...

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Every quarter the NFU puts together a list of some of the main agricultural and agriculture-related training courses and events. Read more ...

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