3 May 2011
A GRANT scheme has been launched by the Forestry Commission aimed at getting landowners to plant trees to reduce flood risk in Yorkshire and Humberside.
3 May 2011.
TONG Peal, which designs and manufactures handling and sorting equipment for the vegetable industry, has rejuvenated its flagship model: the Caretaker Classic.
The Caretaker 2011 has been designed using the latest technical advancements in inverter drives and user-interfaces, with high levels of efficiency, productivity, and gentle handling in mind.
7 April 2011.
OPPORTUNITIES for farmers to provide heat services from renewable technologies such as bioenergy, solar and ground source heat pumps are set to grow rapidly, according to the NFU.
This follows the long-awaited announcement of details of the Government's ground-breaking £860 million Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Displacing oil-fired and natural gas heating, as well as coal, the RHI will add to UK energy security at a time of rising costs for heating fuels, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and making a major contribution to Britain's obligations under the European Renewable Energy Directive.
4 April 2011.
SCS Spreader and Sprayer Testing are enjoying their most successful season to date. With the business growing at a rapid rate, farmers are starting to recognise the importance, not to mention the financial gain of getting their machines tested.
1 April 2011.
THE launch of the Renewable Heat Incentive last month will help farmers and rural businesses invest in renewable heat technologies, reducing costs and carbon footprints.
The £860 million government scheme is the first of its kind in the world, providing long term support for renewable heat technologies. Subsidies will be paid to those who install the technology which includes, biomass boilers, energy from waste combustion, ground source heat pumps, deep geothermal and the injection of biomethane into the grid.
30 March 2011.
POWERFUL polyurethane spray foam is being used by farmers to prevent condensation in crop stores, as well as reduce energy bills.
Environmental company Kershaw Contracting Services said the foam has previously been installed in many agricultural buildings for insulation purposes.
7 March 2011.
THE north of England’s first Eco Roof Visitor Centre opened recently at Brighouse near Halifax. Open to anyone interested in finding out more about renewable technology, the centre has been created by Ploughcroft, which has the only NVQ-accredited solar roofing training centre in the UK.
7 March 2011.
Gordon Nicholson continues the story of three decades of change with the Ford 10 Series from 1981 to 1991.
4 March 2011.
THE Harper Adams Shooting Club and Field Sports Society are arranging a charity clay pigeon shoot for Help for Heroes with the aim of doubling the amount raised last year.
The big event will take place on Saturday, 12 March at Doveridge Clay Sports Club, in Uttoxeter, Derbyshire with cash prizes of £100, £75 and £25.
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