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Arable farmers embrace 'on the hoof' internet A SURVEY of farmers by the National Farm Research Unit shows that 94% have a mobile phone and that 19% have internet access via this phone.
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council concentrated on the issue of growing sufficient food and took on board findings from the National Farm Research Unit and the views of 10 technical specialists in the food industry gathered by the Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD).
FARM workers are being squeezed out in favour of contractors, a survey of 7,000 units by the National Farm Research Unit (NFRU)has revealed.
A four-year survey by the National Farm Research Unit (NFRU) found that just 16% of arable farmers had tried out a new variety this season and more than a third of them chose hybrids for the first time.
A FARMER survey by the National Farm Research Unit (NFRU) has revealed that cleavers are still the most widespread weed in winter wheat, winter barley and spring barley and that they are the most widely targeted broad-leaved weed when it comes to preventative action.
The National Farm Research Unit asked around 28,000 farmers over a five-year period whether they expected the farm to stay in family ownership in the long-term.
Carried out by the National Farm Research Unit, the CLA survey of farm businesses revealed 29% made an absolute loss, only 14% made a profit sufficient to allow for reinvestment.
The latest results from a survey of farmers, conducted by the National Farm Research Unit (NFRU), reveals that 18% anticipated substantial change over the next few years.