Analysis carried out by NRM Laboratories has confirmed that a significant proportion of arable soils in the UK are too acidic. When it comes to soil nutrient analysis, the starting point must be to understand the pH of the soil. Incorrect soil pH can have a big impact on nutrient availability, particularly phosphate. However analyse..
The Doe Show has been a firm fixture in the agricultural, construction and groundcare industries calendars since 1960. Held during the first week of February every year, the Doe Show attracts huge crowds to our head office at Ulting, Essex and is by far the largest agricultural, construction and groundcare machinery dealer in the UK, possibly Eu..
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..
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..
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 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..
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 |..
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..
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 ..
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..
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 ..
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..
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! ..
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..