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This week's briefings (27th August 2015)

2242 Government Rural Productivity Plan

2243 Expanding Care Farming (Natural Engand)

2244 Interim impact assessment of neonicotinoid ban (Rural Business Research)

2255 Cabbage flea beetle and OSR: a short history (Rural Business Research)

 

20th August 2015

2238 What will rural communities look like in future (Government Horizon Scanning Team and Defra)

2239 Building soils (David Walston, Nuffield Farming Scholarship Report)

2240 Wild oats (CROPROTECT)

2241 Could you be a Village SOS Mentor? (Ivan Annibal, Rose Regeneration)

Bob Baker's Notes from a Northern Mart, August

 

13th August 2015

2233 Herbicide resistance (Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology)

2234 UK Agriculture GHG emissions (DECC)

2235 No antibiotics ever - an option for the UK broiler industry (Sophie Edenborouh, Nuffield Farming Scholarship Report)

2236 Droughts and butterflies (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology)

2237 Crop rotation boosts soil microbial diversity and productivity (European Commission)

 

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