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

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

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The NFU has today welcomed the announcement that the active substance glyphosate has been re-authorised for an 18-month period with no additional conditions of use placed on it. Read more ...

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Our expert NFU advisers look at what today’s vote means for future farm policy.  Read more ...

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We are urging members to write to the LPC to explain the impact the introductory rate of the National Living Wage of £7.20 is having, and the impact that an increase to around £7.60 will have, in order to help provide robust evidence to the LPC that the Living Wage is beginning to bite and impact on individual businesses. Read more ...

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The British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO) has regained emergency authorisation for the use of Biscaya for beet leaf miner (mangold fly) control in 2016. Read more ...

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This survey will help the project to understand which plant health threats are currently the most important in European agriculture and forestry and help to identify which control and surveillance methods are currently used and their associated advantages and shortcomings. Read more ...

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The Campaign for the Farmed Environment will be running a range of pollinator events across England this summer. Events will focus on how to provide space for pollinators by making the best use of unproductive areas of the farm. Read more ...

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Parasitic nematode worms are the `hidden enemy’ of farmers world-wide, causing billions of pounds worth of crop damage every year. Read more ...

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As part of its participation in the Drought Risk and You (DRY) Project, the NFU is looking at the value of drought resistant crops as a potential farmer response to climate change. Read more ...

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Croprotect is a free web based knowledge exchange for crop protection.Farmers can use Croprotect to find out about pest, weed and disease management, especially in situations where effective pesticides are not available and alternative approaches are required. Read more ...

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Here are some recent news items about agricultural biotechnology from around the world. Read more ...

NFU members can advertise vacancies whether full time, part time, or temporary free of charge on the NFU Job Pages. This is an exclusive membership benefit and members will save a significant amount of money on recruitment costs by using this service.  Read more ...

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Every month 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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