Those who are on social media can hardly avoid monthly trending campaigns. Lately we have seen #veganuary and #Februdairy: campaigners trying to get noticed, to promote what they think others should be doing and, if they do, the social media machine roars into action.
Peter Meaney of Command Pest Control at Preston St Mary, near Bury St Edmunds, explains the facts behind increases and decreases in a number of common pests last year – including a big rise in wasp numbers
A report suggesting plant-based diets are better for us, and better for the planet, has provoked mixed reactions from East Anglia’s food and farming community, with some pointing out the important role livestock plays in creating good farm systems.
Tough times may be ahead for the farming industry, but farmland is often seen as a safe harbour in uncertain times, East Anglian land agents point out as the farming industry grapples with the fall-out from the current political uncertainty created by the Brexit impasse.
Blakenham Nursery, a glasshouse growing scheme which began just four years ago on the outskirts of Ipswich, is now about to become a reality as the first tomato plants arrive in December 2018, ready to be cultivated and harvested.
Easton and Otley College was dealt a body-blow when Ofsted inspectors rated it ‘inadequate’ for the second year in a row in a hard-hitting report published on November 12, 2018, but the college leadership remains determined to turn it around.
East Anglian farmers and land managers should start preparing their budgets without the direct payment element in order to ready themselves for life post-Brexit, land agents advise following the publication of the government’s much-anticipated and environment-heavy Agriculture Bill this month.
A five-year funded project to restore heathland at Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s Knettishall Heath reserve comes to an end this month but the benefits to wildlife in the area will be seen for years to come. ROSS BENTLEY reports.
Vintage farming machinery, ploughing and threshing demonstrations, a bird of prey display, a fun dog show and a farmers market are just some of the attractions featured in Ingworth Trosh and Country Fair, which kicks off at midday.