Crop News:

Pea power: Can the humble crop save the planet?
… that soya protein is often derived from genetically modified soya crops. Also hexane… an attractive alternative. Also the source crop, yellow field peas, are plentiful and liked… by farmers. "Peas are a real nice crop, they're pretty easy," says Bill Gehl, whose…


Crop circle 'inventor's' son talks about father's legacy
…The son of the man who first created mysterious crop circles has spoken about…


Crop circle 'inventor's' son talks about father's legacy
…The son of the man who first created mysterious crop circles has spoken about… being convinced that aliens were behind the phenomenon, the crop circle mystery…


Giant crop circle near WOMAD highlights climate change
…A 300ft (90m) crop circle has been carved in a field near the WOMAD Festival…


Pondersbridge crop fire battled as UK heatwave takes hold
…More than 40 firefighters have tackled a large crop blaze as temperatures have…


UK hemp farm could lose £200,000 in crop destruction
… of sales by destroying its crop after it says it lost its licence to grow it. Last year…. The farm says it started the destruction of its crop on Monday to remain within the law… shoots of hope as a rare crop that can pay for itself without subsidy. "Instead…


Devon huntmaster 'struck saboteur with riding crop'
…A Devon huntmaster "saw red" and struck a hunt saboteur with his riding crop… his horse and came straight for me with a riding crop in his left hand." 'Stabbed… and "stabbed my abdomen with his riding crop", causing the liver injury. The court heard…


Flooding threatens Staffordshire farmer's potato crop
… lose up to five acres, or around 15%, of the potato crop at his farm in Drayton… the crop which is due to be harvested in August. The National Farmers' Union says it's…


Temperature maps from space would 'boost crop production'
… of individual fields of crops. The aim is to survey land temperatures to estimate water-use… will also help monitor how much water is available to grow crops and how… agriculture and increase crop production," he told BBC News. "Examining our planet and its…


Suffolk cannabis farm gardeners jailed for £1m crop
…Two cannabis "gardeners" who tended a drug crop after entering the UK illegally… a crop which police valued at £1m. Their solicitor had previously said the men were…