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Organic market now worth 2.79 billion
12/02/2021
Organic market now worth 2.79 billion

The UK’s organic market is now worth £2.79 billion after sales grew by nearly 13 percent in 2020, a new report has revealed. This is the highest year-on-year growth rate in the organic market since 2005, with a 10th consecutive year of growth. The market is now on target to reach £2.9 billion by end of 2021, according to the Soil Association Cer..

Sugar Beet harvest yields lower after drought and virus yellows
10/09/2020
Sugar Beet harvest yields lower after drought and virus yellows

Britain’s sugar beet harvest is set to yield a lower sugar output this season due to virus yellow disease and a spring drought, which restricted early growth of the crop. Earlier this season, beet processer British Sugar said it expected lower yields to be offset by a slightly higher area, but now it has downgraded its forecast for sugar product..

Crop circle created to raise awareness of locally produced food
02/09/2020
Crop circle created to raise awareness of locally produced food

Farmer creates crop circle to raise importance of buying local Below is an article which appeared in Farming UK magazine.    The crop circle was created on Antony Pearce's field at Moat Farm, Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire. Mr Pearce, who grows wheat for Weetabix, said it took over 36 hours to create the f..

HS2 takes a step forward and back
13/08/2020
HS2 takes a step forward and back

HS2 takes a step forward and back 04 AUG 2020 BY LEM BINGLEY   The Court of Appeal provided both good and bad news for HS2 last week, issuing verdicts on two fiercely contested cases involving the megaproject. In the first, the court ruled that HS2 was not subject to the same arguments that in Febr..

Prince Charles makes 'significant' donation to farming charity
13/08/2020
Prince Charles makes 'significant' donation to farming charity

https://www.farminguk.com/news/princes-charles-makes-significant-donation-to-new-farming-charity_56284.html ..

'Holistic strategy' needed to improve air quality, NFU says
06/08/2020
'Holistic strategy' needed to improve air quality, NFU says

Interesting article published in FarmingUK on the Clean Air Strategy bill   The government should deliver a holistic strategy that gathers better data, removes barriers to change and finds alternatives to regulation as part of measures to help farmers improve air quality, the NFU says. 6 August 2020 | by FarmingUK Team |..

Act Now to Flood-Proof the Future
07/02/2014
Act Now to Flood-Proof the Future

Giles Framling has been thinking about the floods again and thinks he might have a possible long term solution for some of the worst effects Six or seven weeks of continuous flooding and no sign of an immediate end means we can't help but wonder about the causes of the problem and some potential remedies. The immediate issue is to relieve the ho..

A Clash of Cultures? On Farmers versus Developers
10/01/2014
A Clash of Cultures? On Farmers versus Developers

We haven't heard from Giles Framling for a while. Here he's wondering about the possible conflict between agricultural interests and developers, especially in light of the floods suffered in large areas of the British Isles this winter. There's not a lot we can do about the weather and I don't think that fact is ever going to change, but how we ..

Good News in Construction
21/11/2013
Good News in Construction

Here at Novanna, we're as pleased as anyone that the global construction industry seems to be picking up, and not just in the developing world where we might expect progress to be ongoing. In developed economies like the US and UK, too, construction may be leading us out of recession.  But we like to share the good news with our main target..

Construction Sector Helping Economic Recovery
11/11/2013
Construction Sector Helping Economic Recovery

The construction industry has been helping the economy in at least three of the world's major economies, and there's little doubt it's highly active in others for which we don't have data. In the US, the UK and Australia, construction grew in September and/or October, according to the latest statistics, adding jobs, turnover and economic output ..

Sprayer Testing Makes a Splash at Cereals 2013
03/07/2013
Sprayer Testing Makes a Splash at Cereals 2013

Farmers Guide reporting on events at June’s Cereals show noted our appearance at the show, supported by sprayer testing manufacturers Aams-Salvarani. The impressive performance of the equipment, presented in the UK for the first time, drew particular attention: "Novanna reported a lot of interest in its self-contained spray nozzle checker manufa..

Cereals Show 2013
30/04/2013
Cereals Show 2013

Novanna will be exhibiting at the Cereals Show 2013, in Boothby Graffoe, near Lincoln, on 12-13 June. It’s the second year for us at what promises to be “the leading technical event for the UK arable industry”, and from last year’s experience, we won’t argue with that assessment. We’ll be on stand 2-N-232 and we’re looking forward to it! ..

Concrete Testing and Construction
12/03/2013
Concrete Testing and Construction

Accurate, scientific testing of concrete and other construction materials has enabled massive advances in civil engineering in recent decades. Far from being just a low-tech solution for small-scale projects and domestic builders, concrete features in some of the most exciting architectural projects around the world. All this is due to our a..

About TESTING Bluhm and Feuerherdt
21/02/2013
About TESTING Bluhm and Feuerherdt

Here's how TESTING Bluhm & Feuerherdt describe themselves: 'We have been producing testing equipment for building materials for more than 30 years and have been operating very successfully in Germany and in the international markets. '"Made in Germany" symbolises the outstanding quality of our products. We have been DIN EN ISO 9001-c..

At the UK Concrete Show with Bluhm and Feuerherdt
16/02/2013
At the UK Concrete Show with Bluhm and Feuerherdt

At Novanna Measurement Systems we're delighted to be working with our new partners, TESTING Bluhm & Feuerherdt, manufacturers of industry-leading concrete testing equipment. Better than that, we'll be with them on stand D21 at The UK Concrete Show, at the NEC Birmingham. The show is on 27th and 28th February and it looks like being a gre..