Many farmers love the lure of new machinery. This month, TMAF Farm Manager David Jones went to see what was on show at Agritechnica, one of the biggest new farm machinery shows in the world. So, what was on his list and did he find it in Hanover?
TMAF Chair John Wallace is the chairman for the opening plenary session at the British Crop Production Council (BCPC) Congress in Brighton this month. He will set out the challenges to ‘deliver food production alongside environmental enhancement’, which is the Congress theme.
BBRO’s Dr Simon Bowen, who oversees the BBRO Knowledge Exchange programme, reveals the research underway in TMAF fields and what has been learned so far.
As usual, the weather has been uppermost in farmers’ minds this season, but as TMAF we have an eye on future climate trends which is why we hosted a workshop to gather farmers’ reactions to opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on-farm as part of a Defra-funded research project .
We are delighted to support a range of investigations by the research work of PhD students. TMAF-supported PhD student Joe Martlew explains the work he is doing to diagnose and treat subsoil compaction in his research ‘Quantifying and alleviating deep-seated compaction in arable soils’.
TMAF Farm Manager David Jones explains why he jumped at the chance of a refresher in statistics and new insights to field experimental design.
After the successful completion of this year’s TMAF-supported John Forrest Memorial Award Communication Skills course for regional agri-professionals we have pledged to co-fund another course, in January 2020.