June 2015

GM Wheat Trial Results

The results of controversial field scale GM wheat trials in the UK have been published this week. The experiment conducted in 2012 and 2013 aimed to show that wheat with a genetic modification to produce aphid disrupting pheromone EßF could play an important role in aphid control. EßF is an[…]

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SRUC Launches New Programme for Agriculture Professionals

SRUC (Scotland’s Rural University College) has launched a new course aimed at agricultural professionals.  The course is designed to  meet current demand for well trained and suitably qualified personnel within the agricultural industry, and a need for specialists who not only have an understanding of their sector, but have the skills to interact[…]

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Positive outlook for wool

With the shearing underway on UK sheep farms, The British Wool Marketing Board reports a positive outlook for UK wool in 2015, with wool prices set to increase for most breed types. UK wool prices have risen over the past decade, with producers in 2015 expecting to receive over a[…]

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