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This week's briefings (23rd October 2014)

2065 Farm advisors and the Agritech Strategy (LWEC)

2066 Local authorities and the natural environment (Jessica Sellick, Rose Regeneration, Rural Services Network)

2067 Would 'refuges near flowering crops enable insecticides and pollinators to co-exist? (Rob Yorke, Rural Commentator and land agent)

2068 Losing plant proctection products (Andersons Centre)

2069 Commercializing edible insects (New Nutrition Business)


16th October 2014

2062 Precision agriculture: how to raise the full potential (Andrew Williamson, Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust Report)

2063 Community Supported Agriculture (Tamara Hall, Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust Report)

2064 Communicating with staff (John Millington, Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust Report)

Bob Baker's Thoughts from a northern mart, October 2014


9th October 2014

2058 Breeding structure of the sheep industry (EBLEX)

2059 Land-based education policy (Liam Stokes, Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust Report)

2060 Avoiding respiratory problems in winter housed cattle (EBLEX)

2061 Wind power on farms (Solartech)


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