4 July 2011
THE full potential of the forestry sector can only be reached with the right workforce according to the group of industry representatives whose Forestry Skills Action Plan has been launched.
Make your nature count
13 May 2011.
NATURE lovers are being asked to watch out for the wildlife which visits their gardens.
As part of the annual Make Your Nature Count campaign, the RSPB this year is asking people to look out for grass snake, great crested newt, frog, toad, stag beetle, bat, hedgehog and badger.
To take part, simply pick an hour on one day between June 4-12 and submit your results at www.rspb.org.uk/naturecount
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.
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