18 June 2018 Latest from the Directors

Floridian farmers recognise opportunity

We had the great pleasure of hosting a leadership group from Florida this week. This was the 10th rural leadership group from the Wedgworth Leadership Institute in Florida. They had already travelled to Swaziland and for this leg, were meeting farmers and rural businesses in Scotland. I have personally joined…

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11 June 2018 News

Director to chair the Agricultural Science and Technology group

An industry led group to share, disseminate and encourage adoption of advances in agricultural science and technology has been established. The group will explore the opportunities surrounding agricultural technologies as a means of helping farmers maximise on farm efficiency and the subsequent economic and environmental benefits that this can bring.…

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06 June 2018 News

A perfect precision partnership at The Royal Highland Show

SoilEssentials are delighted to host the Agri-EPI Centre on their stand at this year’s Royal Highland Show at Ingliston from 21-24 June 2018. This Agri-Tech Centre, one of four established by the UK government, is a natural fit with SoilEssentials – a member since inception – and one of the…

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17 May 2018 Latest from the Directors

Confidence in the economic position of landbased economy

We should never underestimate how important we are and on the flip side how marginalised we have become. Recently at the Oxford Farming Conference Professor Dieter Helm gave a stark reminder of what a small proportion to the economy agriculture and land use provide; how that, in the grand scheme…

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05 March 2018 Latest from the Directors

A new ‘silent spring’?

But it’s not the birds that will be silenced, it’s the people. For the last fifty years chemicals and farming have been uneasy bedfellows. Talk to my grandfather’s generation and their introduction revolutionised food production, increasing yields, reducing the risk of disease and helping solve food shortages. But since the…

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22 February 2018 News

A brighter future for farming

Secretary of State Michael Gove set out the direction of travel for our farming industry this week at the NFU Farming Conference on 20 February 2018. Here is an excerpt from it, with a link to the full speech. “I believe that we should invest in research and development to…

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13 February 2018 News

Grants now available for your precision farming kit

The RDPE Countryside Productivity Scheme provides funding for projects in England which improve productivity in the farming and forestry sectors and help create jobs and growth in the rural economy. As Trimble authorised dealers for Northern UK, SoilEssentials can provide the precision farming hardware that can be purchased to qualify…

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13 February 2018 Latest from the Directors

The Glyphosate debate

Perhaps the most obvious example of the farming community and the public failing to see eye-to-eye is over the issue of Glyphosate and the recent discussion about banning it. There are many faults in this story. The farming community rightly insist that there is negligible evidence of harm and that…

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Event Date: November 21, 2018 — November 21, 2018 Events

AgriScot

AgriScot, now widely regarded as one of the premier events in UK agriculture, continues to develop its appeal to all sectors of the industry… both to the trade and to a wide cross section of farmers eager to seek out the products, services, advice and information necessary for their farming…

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Event Date: August 9, 2018 — August 9, 2018 Events

Potatoes in Practice

Potatoes in Practice is the largest field-based potato event in the UK and is organised and hosted by the James Hutton Institute. The free event brings together variety demonstrations, research and trade exhibits in one place making it an essential date in the potato industry calendar. We will be in attendance…

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