Scottish potato growers may have the consolation that they have not had to irrigate their crops this season with rainfalls in July and August being the highest experienced for the past fifty years.
It may be a relatively small sector in Scottish agriculture but there has been a revolution in the soft fruit industry. Gone are the days when the main produce went into large plastic barrels before being made into jam.
A new option for automation of the weighing and bagging of potatoes is being provided through a joint initiative by Tong Peal and Pacepacker Services.
A project launched by an SAC researcher SAC in Benbecula is successfully linking traditional crofting skills with research into ancient species of oats.
Improve the nutrient status across your farm by one index point without increasing your fertiliser budget. This is the opportunity that could exist for every grower in the UK, according to sampling and re-mapping data collected by precision-farming leader SOYL.
Arable farmers from all over Scotland will be beating a path to Aberdeenshire on Thursday, June 18, for the Royal Northern Agricultural Society's latest on-farm technical event.