The findings of research to measure the effects of long-term crop rotation and cultivation treatments on soil health are summarised in a new report.
TMAF supports the research work of a number of PhD students. In this next profile, TMAF-supported PhD student Lucy Tillier explains the work she is doing to understand the impact of leaf canopy architecture on radiation use efficiency (RUE) and yield potential of sugar beet.
The British Crop Protection Congress invited TMAF Chairman John Wallace to chair their plenary session. Listening carefully was a mix of agrochemical manufacturers, regulators, advisors to both of the aforementioned, agronomists, scientists and a few farmers. John shares his impressions of the event.
This is the first example of the work we are doing on-farm as part of TMAF Morley Clean Water project. TMAF Farm Manager David Jones provides the context and the work done – using the farm’s equipment and labour – so far.
This is the next example of the work we are doing on-farm as part of TMAF Morley Clean Water project. Ditch management is the focus this time explains, TMAF Farm Manager David Jones.
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 .