Scottish researchers are embarking on a pioneering £1 million project to find alternatives to antibiotics for use in the poultry sector.
The days of private forestry companies having to knock on farmhouse doors and plead for land to plant are over, according to national woodland managers, Fountains Forestry.
Livestock post-mortem examination (PM) facilities are to be axed in Perth and Ayr from next year in a cost-cutting move announced by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC).
Plant scientists have warned that unless the industry unites in its efforts to stop the spread of potato cyst nematode (CPN) there will be no Scottish potato sector left in 25 years’ time.
Arable farmers have been told to stop wasting time being defensive about the inevitable loss of agrochemicals and instead accept they will have to adopt new crop protection techniques.
Ten young women from all sectors of agriculture will attend next month’s Ethical Farming Conference free after applying for bursaries from the Scottish Government’s Regional Food Fund.
The challenge for Scotland’s hill farming and conservation interests to speak with more of a “common voice” was one of the headline conclusions to emerge from the launch in Perthshire of a UK-wide series of hill and upland debates.
Scotland’s animal disease surveillance capacity has taken a leap forward with the opening of a £1.6 million centre on the outskirts of Edinburgh.
One of the more rewarding things that I do is to be involved as a trustee of RSABI, Scotland’s leading rural charity, which supports people in Scottish agriculture.
More collaboration will play a key role in meeting the need for greater innovation in the changing economic landscape which faces Scottish agriculture, a leading academic has claimed.