The QT

Monday 20 May 2024


Seismic find will help farming and the climate

Tiny volcanic rocks used as fertiliser on North East fields can increase crop growth by more than 20%, Newcastle University scientists proved this week — in a process which also captures huge amounts of carbon. The landmark findings, officially published in an academic paper today (March 28), could have a major impact on British farming …

Go Wilde in the country

Farmer Dave Wilde — trusty border collie, Joe, zigzagging at his heels — strides towards his flock of grazing sheep, and surveys the scene from the top of the hill: “I’ve found my perfect job,” he says with a broad smile. Welcome to the field of dreams — New Warlands Farm, near Burnopfield, in County …

Farmers: No need to plough a lone furrow

A business network to support farmers and their families has been launched in Northumberland and is determined to make a difference.  The Farmer Network for Northumberland is the first of its kind in our region and provides a platform for the farming community to support each other – both in business and personally. The not-for-profit …

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