Latest articles from Wendy Short

Dealing with slugs includes improving our biosecurity

Slugs are an increasing concern for arable farmers, especially in light of the impending ban on metaldehyde pellets. Wendy Short talks to Dr Jenna Ross, who has just completed a report for her Nuffield scholarship on ways of dealing with slugs and how the UK should be improving its biosecurity protocols.

'Field labs' aim to put ideas to the practical test

INNOVATIVE Farmers was formed on the basis that many of the best ideas for trials come from farmers themselves. Meanwhile, scientists are seeking to test theories which may have a practical impact. The not-for-profit organisation brings the two parties together and there are currently 40 ‘field labs’ around the country.

Arable advice is to move forward

FRONTIER Agriculture’s annual round of Northern meetings last month (February) focused on moving forward following the challenging autumn planting conditions.