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British Food Shortage a Concern, Farmers Say – Robinson Polytunnels Comment

Robinson Polytunnels, a Lancashire-based seller of polytunnels and fruit cages, have shared their thoughts on reports from the National Farmers Union (NFU) which suggest demand for food from British farms will soon exceed supply.

QuickVeggies.com Brings 28 Years of Local & Organic Farming Mediation Experience to Online Marketplace with New Website Launch

The 'QuickVeggies' team is pleased to announce the launch of its brand new ecommerce website QuickVeggies.com that will provide residents of Delhi with a unique opportunity to buy all the fresh local & organic produce with as easy as a click. All the fresh food products available on the site are directly purchased from the local farmers, providing them with the fair rates they have always wished for, and delivering the fresh produce right to the customers' doorstep. Such sites have been easy as it saves consumers' time and fuel on trips to the grocery store.

Dumelow International Are Overjoyed About the Government's Latest Announcements Regarding Long-Term Plans to Support Farming and Food Production

In recent agricultural news, the UK government have unveiled a long-term plan to pump more money into the farming and food-growth sector, and farming industry experts Dumelow are ecstatic by the push towards the home-grown in Britain.

2015 Budget Big Deal for UK Farming

After the Chancellor, George Osbourne, delivered his 2015 budget, UK farming took stock of exactly what the budgets spells for the industry. Overall, farmers look set to benefit from £100million in tax savings over a four-year period and the Chancellor has plans to increase the number of years a self-employed farmer can average profits for income tax purposes from two years to five years, as from 6 April next year.

Author Amber Richards Announces Release of Book to Help Beginners in Urban Areas Raise Chickens for Eggs

LogoIn this day and age, many consumer foods on the market contain large quantities artificial ingredients. Over the past few decades, with the rapid technological developments and scientific breakthroughs, food production is at an all time high.

GreenTrav Launches Product to Reduce Global Warming One Well-Watered Plant at a Time

LogoCreated to reduce global warming with an approachability that's both charming and doable, GreenTrav makes its launch on Kickstarter. Giving the public a travel souvenir with a heart, literally, the product is a self-watering planter that encourages the well-being of the planet. Helping crowdfunding supporters keep their plants without much hassle, the planter reduces greenhouse gas with a sustainable design. A design that brings to mind some of the planet's most iconic and beloved locales.

Geranium Biokovo Perennial Plant of the Year 2015 Now Available at Greenwood Nursery Online Plant Store

Geranium cantabrigiense 'Biokovo' Cranesbill is not the annual geraniums that many associate with. The Biokovo Geranium is a semi-evergreen to evergreen perennial plant that is excellent as a ground cover plant. This low grower remains under a foot tall yet can spread approximately 12 to 18 inches wide with a mounding habit.

New Molecular Technology Implemented to Protect Nation's Crops

The winter frost isn't the only thing affecting our nation's crops, according to the Purdue University Weed Science team. The team is working hard to educate food growers on a major culprit: herbicide-resistant weeds to be exact. Food growers across the country are finding it increasingly difficult to kill "super weeds" as they become resistant to the most popular herbicides. After years of constant exposure to these herbicides, certain invasive plants have also developed a resistance, leading farmers to use more of the chemical. In some cases, the weeds have grown completely tolerant to these chemicals, allowing them to grow as high as eight feet tall.

Mike Newcombe Seeks Support from Kickstarter to Start Commercial Production of DirtTea

LogoThe benefits of using compost tea as soil conditioner are known to all since many years. Compost teas maximize nutrient absorption to make the plants stronger and healthier. However, this benefit is not available in any of the chemical fertilizers that are readily available in the market. Mike Newcombe has developed DirtTea, a specially conditioned soil conditioner that can provide the ultimate nutrition to all growing plants.