Recent rains have increased the risk of slug damage to rapeseed crops, so growers are urged to check crops and treat with granules where the pest is active and where the crop is vulnerable. It’s been an exceptionally dry summer, and so far moisture-loving slugs aren’t on the list ofRead More →

While last year’s consistently hot and dry weather combined to create one of Alberta’s worst harvests on record, cooler and wetter weather this summer has given farmers hope that things will be different in the fall. However, many are leaving the fields this season feeling disappointed with their harvest. StephenRead More →

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A fifth-generation Oregon hop grower received a prestigious international award in July for excellence and contributions to craftsmanship. Bill Coleman, owner of Fairfield Farms under Coleman Agriculture, received the International Order of Hops award. The accolades come from the International Hops Congress, an organization that representsRead More →

Converting cattle farms to arable land would mean regular crop failures, some of the UK’s top agri-scientists have warned. As society is increasingly urged – or pressured – to shift towards a more plant-based diet, it’s common to hear activists claim that the land currently dedicated to grazing could produceRead More →

The release of Big Country’s first single 40 years ago marked the start of a musical journey that would propel the band Fife to global stardom. Harvest Home was written in a community center in Dunfermline in 1981 and would go on to become one of the most important songsRead More →

Farmers and regional communities are preparing for another dip with the Bureau of Meteorology confirming another La Nina summer. Northern Rivers farmer Neil Baker said he and his neighbors were still cleaning up the damage caused by torrential rains earlier in the year which devastated Lismore and surrounding areas. “WeRead More →

NEW PALTZ — When steady rains finally blanketed the arid Hudson Valley last week, Tim Dressel watched the distressed yellow-green leaves of his apple trees get wet. He felt the burnt plants around him becoming happy. “It’s so sweet. I love it. Maybe I’m a horticultural jerk,” he said, adding,Read More →

From left to right: Syazwani, Ahmad Riezal and Che Mazura PETALING JAYA: At Syazwani Liyana Abd Ghani’s farm in Banting, Selangor, the maize harvest has been delayed due to weather. “The delay will affect goods sold to wholesalers. We already have backorders and customers are waiting,” Syazwani said. The agropreneur’sRead More →

the herald Elton Manguwo PRIVATE farmers producing sugar cane under the Kilimanjaro project saw a percentage increase in delivery volumes from 592,722 tonnes to 768,804 for the year ended March 31, 2022. The development comes on the heels of expanding acreage as well as some of last season’s carryover. InRead More →