We deliver transformational projects to drive productivity and boost farming and supply chain businesses. We want the industry to thrive in a rapidly changing world and continue to produce high quality food, maintain our beautiful landscape and leave a legacy for generations to come. 

To cover the whole supply chain; we work with farmers, growers, packers, processers, agronomists, vets and abattoirs. This helps us unify the industry, bridge gaps in knowledge and encourage collaboration to build a stronger future for everyone.

Our four priorities are:

  • Competitiveness: Inspiring British farming and growing to be more competitive and resilient
  • Productivity: Accelerating innovation and productivity growth through coordinated Research & Development, and Knowledge Exchange
  • Consumers: Helping the industry understand and deliver what consumers will trust and buy
  • Thought Leadership: Delivering thought leadership and horizon scanning to keep the industry ahead of the game.

Get to know some of the things AHDB delivers to help farmers and growers do a great job

The AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Recommended Lists - make better variety choices:

Recommended Lists for cereals and oilseeds (RL) | AHDB

Cereals and oilseeds fungicide performance - get the best out of your fungicide programme:

Fungicide performance in cereals and oilseed rape | AHDB

The Crop Nutrient Management Guide  - use organic manures and fertilisers cost-effectively:

Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) | AHDB

GREAT soils - understand your soils and learn about soil health:


Information of the cereals and oilseeds markets - understand what is going on in the markets:

Cereals and Oilseeds markets | AHDB

Dairy breeding & genetics - improve your herd performance and profitability:

Dairy breeding and genetics | AHDB

Signet Breeding Services (for beef & sheep) - better quality genetics into your flock/herd:

Signet Breeding Services (signetdata.com)

Daily livestock auction prices updates - be informed about what prices are doing in your area:

Daily finished auction markets by region | AHDB

Consumer & retail insight for farmers - understand how consumer behaviour is changing in food choices:

Retail and consumer insight | AHDB

Export market development - how AHDB is working to open new markets for UK-produced meat:

Exports | AHDB

.....and for more technical content visit our knowledge library:

Knowledge library | AHDB

Now that the AHDB horticulture and potatoes levies have ended, a separate site has been created to archive all our horticulture and potatoes content, still a great resource:

Horticulture | AHDB


Related Organisations

Connected Content

Farm-PEP aims to bring together all the sources of useful knowledge for Agriculture, whether from academic science, applied research projects, industry trials, farmers own trials or simple on-farm experience. Listed below are useful websites, organisations and websites that we know of.  Add any we've missed in the comments box or by adding as new content, or better still, as a new Group.  


Yield Enhancement Networks (YENs) were launched in 2012 to support and energise on-farm learning-by-sharing and thus to enhance farming progress.

The Farmer-Led Innovation Network (FLIN) are UK based organisations driving farmer-led innovation - working together to power up and increase the impact of farmer led innovation initiatives.

YEN Zero is a recently established network in the ADAS YEN Family, with the overarching aim of creating a net-zero community. It aims to bring key players from across the agricultural industry together to meet the industry’s target of achieving net zero emissions by 2040.

IPM NET is a new initiative which aims to improve the practical understanding and application of integrated pest management (for pests, weeds and diseases) for farmers,  and inform policy design promoting IPM strategies. 

Share your views on how we can improve Farmpep.net

Soil health has been broken down into measurable parts to help farmers optimise crop and grassland productivity. As part of the Soil Biology and Soil Health Partnership, a project in the AHDB & BBRO GREAT Soils programme, guidance and protocols have been issued to help practitioners benchmark their soils

There are around 4.76 million pigs kept on agricultural holdings in the UK. With the UK pork market valued at £1.44 billion in 2020 (Statista). 

The major commodity crops in the UK are wheat, barley, oilseed rape, field beans, sugar beet and potatoes, but around half of agricultural land grows grass.   

The ideas behind Farm-PEP came together in ~2018, drawing from the developments of Agronomics, the YENs, AHDB's Monitor Farm programme and the idea of a 'What Works' Centre for Agriculture. 

Dairy production is a critical component of the agriculture industry focused on the sustainable production of milk and milk-derived products.

Helping you protect your soil and improve its productivity.  AHDB's GREATSoils inititiative brings together practical information on soil management as well as links to soils research and knowledge exchange. Whether you need an introduction to soil biology or a detailed guide to improving field drainage, AHDB has information and guidance to support you. 

Review conducted by ADAS and funded by AHDB into how farmers should respond to the high fertiliser (& grain) prices experienced in 2022.

The Cereal YEN was established in 2012, and is the longest-running Yield Enhancement Network.

What are the prospects for yield in 2022?  Share your views here

  The flour milling industry plays a vital role in feeding and nourishing the nation – flour is an ingredient in 30% of supermarket foods. UK Flour Millers is proud of the part it plays in ensuring the industry continues to operate efficiently and reliably so that everyone can enjoy their daily bread. 

Roger Sylvester-Bradley      Tuesday 31st January 2023   It’s news across the world – the biggest wheat crop ever grown, yielding 18 tonnes of grain per hectare! This is fantastic, and laudable in all respects, but it’s no accident.    

The AHDB Recommended Lists for cereals and oilseeds (RL) publications and resources provide information on yield and quality performance, agronomic features and market options to assist with variety selection. The RL is updated annually with the latest update for 2024/25 being published on 27th November 2023. The latest lists can be accessed online here.

A new Field Lab from Innovative Farmers investigating how farmers can better harness the power of flowers to fight pests.

Guidance from AHDB GREATSoils giving four easy-to-follow steps for assessing soil structure. 

Join us to kick-off the IPM Network pilot year, share your experiences with other attendees, tap into the expertise of our speakers and demonstrate the value of networks for knowledge exchange.  

Innovative Farmers has now been running for a decade, facilitating farmer-led research to some of

Scientific paper looking at the relationships between scientists and farmers:

A collaborative project conducted from 2010 to 2015 involved 17 partners from government, industr

Agricultural research is conducted by a range of organisations, from individual farmers, through advisors, distributors, manufacturers, charities, societies, supply chain companies, levy bodies, universities and research institutes.  This page aims to connect across these often disparate sources.

The IPM Decisions project will create an online platform that is easy to use for the monitoring and management of pests. Access the platform now at https://platform.ipmdecisions.net/  

Knowledge Exchange in Agriculture in the UK is diverse, with many organisations involved. That is part of the reason for creating Farm-PEP, to help provide connections to what many percieve as a fragmented landscape.

Crop profitability depends on maximising margins, rather than yield alone. Deciding on the optimum crop protection strategy in the spring requires judgement of the variety, its situation, and how yield affecting diseases can be controlled. ADAS with the support of the AHDB and the wider industry set up the first Fungicide Margin challenge in 2019. Since then a total of 10 trials have been carried out over 3 years, allowing entrants to pit innovative strategies against others, against an ADAS experts' programme and against an untreated crop in replicated plot trials. The aim being to achieve the highest margin over fungicide cost.   

This Innovative Farmers Field Lab investigated defoliation as a control for cabbage stem flea beetle (CSFB) larval populations in oilseed rape. It worked with eight farmers to look at the potential for controlling cabbage stem flea beetle by mowing and grazing OSR crops

GrassCheckGB is a grass monitoring project involving 50 dairy, beef and sheep farms.   Growth and quality data is published weekly throughout the growing season


‘Healthy soil, Healthy food and Healthy people’

This field lab was initiated as part of the ADAS project ‘Investigating the distribution and presence, and potential for herbicide resistance of UK brome species in arable farming’, funded by AHDB.  

The Wheat Growth Guide was first published in 1999, following extensive measurement of a range of reference crops in HGCA funded projects. The AHDB Wheat growth guide allows crop progress, structure and final performance to be measured and compared against a series of UK benchmarks. To manage crops effectively, it is important to set targets, assess progress, adjust inputs and monitor success. Our wheat growth guidance outlines the main crop growth stages and components of yield, as well as the opportunities for management.

The Agriculture and Land Use Alliance brings together all interested organisations/individuals across the UK pre-farm gate sector to drive change to a net zero economy through results-driven collaboration.

Online guide to identifying arable weeds from ADAS, AHDB and BASF

Guide published by BASF and AHDB, written with ADAS & Rothamsted, providing a complete reference book for cereal diseases. 

Series of articles in CPM reporting results from research projects by AHDB & others

Now in its 10th year, the CropTec show combines industry-leading exhibitors, the latest machinery and technology, networking and discussion opportunities as well as valuable updates on developments across the arable sector.    Tickets are free and available now by registering at www.croptecshow.com.

Guidance from AHDB to help adapt arable cultivations on a rotational basis Download the Guide, watch videos and use the tools.

An event to discuss how will we secure the plant varieties needed for more sustainable UK agriculture How will we secure the plant varieties needed for a more sustainable and resilient UK agriculture? Can the plant breeding community rise to the challenge, and what is needed to achieve this?

Calling all agronomists! Sign up for the last few places at Soil Benchmark's event at NIAB on 7th December - hear from Dr Elizabeth Stockdale and join some of the UK's leading agronomists in the discussion on Farm Data and the Future of Agronomy

AHDB Guide from 2021 incorporating WRAG guidelines. Weed control is vital for high yields of good-quality crops and to prevent the spread of pests and diseases, e.g. ergot. Yet with fewer active ingredients, a need to protect water and manage herbicide resistance, the weed challenge must be managed across the rotation.

Glossary of terms around Net Zero brought together with plain English definitions in a Farmers Weekly article supported by AHDB and Trinity AgTech  

A review of the function, efficacy and value of biostimulant products available for UK cereals an

Mark Topliff, AHDB Lead Analyst – Farm Economics, uses Farmbench data to illustrate how crops

Tailoring nitrogen rates to optimise yield from modern spring barley varieties and hit the qualit

A joint report from Crop Health and Protection (CHAP) and AHDB, that aimed to determine a baselin

The AHDB Recommended List is part of the fabric of arable farming and is the engine drivi

The AHDB Recommended Lists for cereals and oilseeds (RL) publications and resources provide infor

Leaf disease may have been the least of oilseed rape growers’ problems recently but remain a pote

Useful practical resource about soils and erosion.

Article exploring nitrogen fertiliser costs using Farmbench results.  

Defra Sustainable Arable LINK project from 2010 to 2015 that aimed to produce an automated system using precision farming technologies for N management of cereals, but ended up changing the whole way we think about nitrogen, yields, experimentation, research, variation & knowledge.

In February 2018, ADAS, AHDB and Defra launched the Grass and herbal leys farm network. The network is a partnership between farmers, researchers and industry and provides a platform to investigate the long term impacts of leys in rotations, such as: Quantifying changes in soil organic matter and soil health from introducing temporary grass/herbal leys across a range of soil types and rainfall areas. Quantifying subsequent changes to soil organic matter and soil health following the destruction of the temporary grass/herbal leys and return to arable production. Investigating the effectiveness of grass/herbal leys in controlling blackgrass in ‘problem’ fields.

We aim to provide sugar beet growers and wider industry with the resources required to grow a healthy and profitable sugar beet crop in the UK.

Funded by AHDB and BBRO, this five-year Soil Biology and Soil Health Partnership is a cross-sector programme of research and knowledge exchange. The programme is designed to help farmers and growers maintain and improve the productivity of UK agricultural and horticultural systems, through better understanding of soil biology and soil health. See https://ahdb.org.uk/soil-biology-and-soil-health-partnership

AHDB project from 2014-2018 working with farmers to monitor and optimise their nitrogen fertiliser rates on-farm.  

The Weed Resistance Action Group (WRAG) produces guidance on pesticide resistance issues. Hosted by AHDB, this information can be used to help protect crops and the long-term efficacy of herbicides.

Share resources, ideas and experiences on running successful agri-businesses.

Sheep were one of the first farmed animals, reared for thousands of years for meat and milk.

The Oilseed YEN network is striving to help the whole industry to successfully grow Oilseed rape (OSR) and Linseed from start to finish – providing a better outlook for both crops into the future. 

This field lab's objective is to investigate the potential of living mulches, creating a permanent clover understory to suppress weeds, cycle nutrients, protect and enhance soil health, as a means to achieving organic and low-input no-till systems - that can be more sustainable than those systems they seek to replace.

Beef production encompasses various stages, from breeding and rearing to processing and distribution.

AHDB has developed a spreadsheet tool to help you calculate the impact of changing fertiliser and grain prices.

Oats nitrogen and sulphur recommendations

Farmbench is a website based benchmarking programme.

Review by ADAS (Kate Storer) for AHDB in 2016 into the value of biostimulants.

A TOOLKIT FOR BREEDING RESISTANCE TO ADULT AND LARVAL HERBIVORY BY THE CABBAGE STEM FLEA BEETLE. BBSRC Industrial Partnership project led by Rachel Wells at JIC looking to breed oilseed rape with resistance to CSFB.

AHDB Guide published in 2018.

AHDB webpage highlighting the national network of aphid suction traps and yellow water traps run by Rothamsted Insect Survey, supported by BBSRC. Delivering regional information on aphid species and numbers, this monitoring resource can help guide insecticide treatment decisions.

HGCA report from 2006 setting out the principles and potential of using wheat for bioethanol production

A 1998 study commissioned by the Pesticides Safety Directorate to assess the non-target impacts of pesticides on non-target terrestrial plants (NTTP's).  'To conserve and enhance biological diversity within the UK' was a stated aim of of the UK Biodiversity Action Plan (1994). Over 25 years later this is still a vital issue and the UK has stated its commitment to secure a post-2020 Biodiversity Framework as well as developing a 10 point plan for financing biodiversity (UK Government, 2022). However, a threat to plant biodiversity is non-target effects of pesticides - this is when pesticide materials reach areas beyond the target application area and affect the species there. Effects of pesticides on non-target plants can range from lethal (death of the plant) all the way to enhanced growth of these plants. Such varied effects depend on a range of things including the type of pesticide used, the concentration of its active ingredient and the sensitivity and spatial range of affected plants. Importantly, plants are part of complex food and pollination webs and so pesticide effects on plants can have cascading effects on the fauna that rely on them, and vice versa.

YEN      Friday 3rd January 2023   Russ McKenzie awarded YEN's Innovator of the Year in 2022 at the 10th Anniversary YEN Conference.

Sarah Clarke      Friday 3rd January 2023   Excellent grain quality as well as high yields were celebrated at the YEN 10th Anniversary Conference, with the Milling Quality Awards sponsored by UK Flour Millers. All UK Group 1 milling wheat entries were eligible for this competition, a total of 20 for 2022.

Wild-oats are a highly competitive grass-weed in the UK of which there are two important species: common wild-oats (Avena fatua) and winter wild-oats (Avena sterilis ssp. ludoviciana). Failure to control wild oats in arable fields can lead to high penalties to yield, seed crop contamination, income loss for farmers and reduced competitiveness of UK agriculture. Whilst herbicide resistance selection has been slower in wild-oats compared to other grass weeds such as Black-grass (Alopecurus myosuroides), it is still a growing problem and since this report was published in 2001, resistance has been reported across hundreds of farms across many UK counties.  Continuing development of herbicide resistance in wild-oats will limit pesticide choice and possibly lead to a higher dependence on environmentally 'risky' herbicides that are more likely to reach water. The objective of this project was to conduct and collate research on the characterisation of herbicide resistance in wild-oats with the aim of informing strategies for the prevention, containment and control of herbicide resistant populations. Links to the full project are provided at the bottom of the page.

The Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) helps you make the most of organic materials and balance the benefits of fertiliser use against the costs – both economic and environmental.

This guide aims to support understanding and enhancement of barley production through explaining crop progress, structure and final performance and setting benchmarks for each stage and process in a barley crop's life.

Create IPM plans for your farm

As grass-weed herbicide options in oats are limited, it is especially important to use integrated pest management (IPM). Organic systems, with their focus on cultural control – use of rotation, stale seedbeds and mechanical weeding – provide valuable lessons for control in conventional crops.

Join us for the third (and final) Cheltenham Monitor Farm meeting of Winter 2023/24. 

Cover crop establishment is affected by several factors, including species, soil type, weather and the rotation. Time of sowing, seed rates and establishment methods all need to be considered.

AHDB slides developed to share with educators who lead agriculture degree courses at the AUC Educators Retreat 2023.

Counting earthworms is a simple method for assessing soil biological health

Net zero is not just about emissions, it's also about balancing the amount of greenhouse gas released with the amount removed across your entire farm business.

The bruchid beetle (also known as bean seed beetle or broad bean weevil) damages the seeds of field bean and its larvae can lead to crop rejection in broad beans.

This guidance provides an easy reference to the major broad-leaved and grass weeds in the UK, including how to identify and manage them based on an understanding of their biology.

Join us at the AgriLeader Forum on 30–31 January 2024 for an opportunity to meet up and network with like-minded farmers and learn from international experts.

Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi and crops can work together for mutual gain. A new PhD studentship report examines how these crop-friendly fungi can be nurtured by management.

Find out about the different types of cover crops, their potential benefits, and how to grow and evaluate them.

From identifying lesions to treatment and nutrition, our information and resources can help you to manage all aspects of lameness.

Prioritising the future of your herd and looking closely at your youngstock housing should be at the forefront of every farmer's mind.

Pea and bean weevil (also called pea leaf weevil) is a particular risk to spring-sown peas and beans.

For the past year, and as part of AHDB’s Strategic Dairy Farm programme, Howard and Tom Pattison, from Willow Tree Farm in North Yorkshire, have been on a mission to reduce clinical cases of mastitis in their dairy herd.For the past year, and as part of AHDB’s Strategic Dairy Farm programme, Howard and Tom Pattison, from Willow Tree Farm in North Yorkshire, have been on a mission to reduce clinical cases of mastitis in their dairy herd.

CO2, CH4, GWP, N2O, CO2e? It’s not all about carbon – and the most important emission from agriculture isn’t carbon dioxide. See HERE  AHDB's glossary of terms regarding carbon and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions.

Natural enemies, such as parasitoid species, are an important element in managing crop pests.

There are two main challenges for the lamb sector; the first is to maintain the production of high-quality meat and the second is to ensure sheep farming is financially viable.

Learn about the benefits of livestock in the arable rotation. See our information on forage crops, cover crops, outdoor pigs, farmyard manure and more.

Our slurry wizard helps you work out slurry storage requirements, explore options and comply with regulations.  

Youngstock are the future of any farm. Investing in them is an investment in the farm’s future, too.

Join this online broadcast with Sean Cameron to learn about soil preservation techniques, carbon capture in agriculture, leadership and more.

Improving cattle handling for Better Returns

This guide collates the available knowledge and numbers on forage utilisation and feeding.

This Peas and Beans Crop Walkers' Guide is aimed at assisting growers, agronomists and their staff in the vital task of monitoring crops.

You are invited to join us for this winter meeting at David Fuller-Shapcotts Sweethope Farm.

Accounting for fertiliser and feed prices, it calculates the cost benefit of applying nitrogen to grassland. Use this tool to work out the cost versus the benefit of applying nitrogen fertiliser to grassland. Accounting for fertiliser and feed prices, it calculates the cost of nitrogen application and then compares with the feed value of grass. This will help with the decision on whether it is more cost effective to apply nitrogen fertiliser to grassland or purchase feed instead.  

Understanding the factors that impact nutrient use efficiency (NUE) is key to improving nutrient management planning.

Verticillium stem stripe is a challenge to identify, especially when other diseases are present. However, because of a lack of chemical control, it is important to locate high-risk fields, so rotational strategies can be adapted.

This guidance documents provides advice on IPM measures for pulses insect pests and diseases.

Measurements of N2O were made using static flux chambers for a 24 month period from sowing to 12 months after harvest.

A farmer-led guide to cover cropping in the UK

Driving feed efficiency is crucial in all beef growing and finishing systems. 

Choosing practical and impactful integrated pest management (IPM) approaches and tools is essential. However, putting IPM research into practice in a commercial farm situation can be challenging.

Get the most you can from grazed grass and silages.

Balancing food production and ecosystem function.

Choosing practical and impactful integrated pest management (IPM) approaches and tools is essential. However, putting IPM research into practice in a commercial farm situation can be challenging.

The encyclopaedia provides at-a-glance information on the pests and natural enemies associated with cropping systems.

Brassica crops such as kale, forage rape, grazing turnips, stubble turnips, swedes and new rape/kale hybrids, can provide nutritious, cost-effective feeds for beef cattle and sheep.

Enter your crop costs and see how different yields and prices will impact the crop net margin

There is no shortage of information available on cover crops. However, successfully integrating cover crops into arable rotations, while understanding and navigating the positive and negative impacts can be difficult.

Lameness is a serious cost to the sheep industry.

Grass is an important crop and grazed grass is the cheapest feed on farm, yet it rarely earns the respect it deserves as a potentially high-quality, natural ruminant feed.

As the UK sheep industry has become more reliant on pastures grazed only by sheep, dependence on anthelmintics (wormers) has increased.

Grass grown for silage has different needs to grass grown solely for grazing.

The condition of soil on livestock farms directly influences the yield and quality of grass and forage crops, animal performance and profitability.

Making the most of farm data collected each season can seem a challenge. However, improving our understanding of how to interpret and put data to work can improve farming systems.

To maximise their financial returns, beef producers need to produce and sell the type of finished cattle markets want.

Review and develop your herds breeding plan.

Improving existing buildings or designing new builds to the best standards has a lasting and positive impact on animal health and productivity.

Our bull selection manual explains what to look for when selecting a bull for breeding, including how to use genetics and EBVs, and judging if a bull is fit to work.

At a time when sustainable agriculture and environmental stewardship are vital, improving the nutrient use efficiency (NUE) of organic manures is a crucial goal.

There is more data being collected on sheep farms than ever before, but we need to make sure it is being used effectively.

Managing ewes correctly throughout the year is vital for generating the highest possible output from any sheep enterprise.

This booklet provides an accurate, easy-to-use reference guide on all available anti-parasitic products in their various chemical groups and summarises the parasites they have been licensed to control.  

Stephanie Eldon and her family farm a unit with 199 dairy cows in Northern Ireland, producing 75 heifers calving into the herd per year. It is a Holstein closed herd calving all year round, with a 305-day average yield of 8,896 litres (L).

Nutrient management can often be forgotten on beef and sheep farms, yet there is considerable scope to reduce costs and improve output through the use of home-produced and bought-in nutrients.

Use our practical videos of on-farm tasks to help train and refresh staff and boost pig production.

This checklist aims to provide a structured approach to assess a calf rearing system.

The key to maximising financial returns is to produce and sell the type of finished cattle the marketplace wants and is willing to pay for.

A flowchart on how to assess body condition score in dairy cattle, using the Penn State assessment method.

Our farmers and consultants discuss how they have adapted to cope with drought and flooding on their farms and the practical changes made to withstand these weather events.

  Results from a field lab investigating if it's possible to irrigate with saline water. 

Quality Meat Scotland’s (QMS) new report is set to unlock greater productivity, profitability and sustainability for a wealth of individuals and businesses.

Join us for an insightful day at the Oxford FAI Farm where we will be showcasing the groundbreaking progress of 'bigger steps for smaller footprints towards climate-positive beef', funded by the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs’ Farming Innovation Programme Feasibility Round 1 Competition.

This guide outlines oilseed rape’s key growth stages and can provide a foundation for management.

Based on RL data and parental diversity information, use the variety blend tool to select three-way or four-way mixes for on-farm testing.

Through Innovative Farmers, a group of organic and conventional farmers have teamed up with the Organic Research Centre and AHDB to investigate how to grow living mulches.

Perform a visual evaluation of soil structure (VESS) with this guidance.

A manual for consultants, vets and producers. 

Water from farms may be contaminated to different degrees. The level of contamination will determine how they should be managed.

The management of bean seed fly has been causing considerable concern for growers over the last few years.

Optimising fertility is critical to the success of any suckler herd.

Adding organic materials can potentially lead to better drainage, more resilient soil, more efficient irrigation, higher crop yields and better crop quality.

Find out how the five-point plan can help to reduce the number of new clinical cases of lameness.  

Join us, in partnership with the Yorkshire Agricultural Society and The Farmer Scientist Network, as we tap into the expertise and experience of our speakers to find the answers that you need to take your business forward.

Improving animal performance and reducing physical losses are key to ensuring sheep farming is profitable.

An online tool to help dairy, beef and sheep producers monitor and compare medicine use and tackle the threat of antimicrobial resistance.

Diseases in sheep and cattle have made the headlines many times over the last few years.

With increasingly tight financial margins in beef and sheep production , minimising the losses of saleable meat and offal is important for the whole supply chain. 

Liver fluke (Fasciola hepatica) can have a devastating effect on the health and welfare of grazing livestock and historically, control has relied heavily on the routine blanket use of flukicide treatments.

Join us (AHDB), alongside Pasture for Life and Innovative Farmers, for an on-farm discussion covering everything you need to know about bale grazing.

Our guidance covers major and minor diseases that affect wheat, barley, oats, rye and triticale. (AHDB)

This manual aims to help you understand the issues that could improve your breeding ewes, and the overall financial performance of your sheep system.

The way for sheep producers to maximise returns is to produce and sell the type of sheep buyers really want and are willing to pay for.

From grazing management to pest and disease, our advice and resources will help you to successfully manage clover. (AHDB)  

Beef cattle in the arable rotation has many benefits to both beef and arable producers. But what are the costs and margins involved?

Several diseases affect oilseed rape. However, it is possible to suppress the risk of economic damage by combining non-chemical and chemical approaches.

Accounting for fertiliser and grain/oilseed prices, it calculates the adjustment in the amount of nitrogen to apply to cereals and/or oilseeds crops.

At this event, we (AHDB) will introduce the value of genomics (the study of genes) and explain how important it is for future ram breeding decisions. We will help you to understand how to use performance traits to benefit your pedigree flock or your commercial lamb enterprise.

Join us (AHDB) virtually for a practical workshop, highlighting the shed ventilation solutions at Willow Tree Farm.

Join this webinar to hear from monitor farmer David Cross and independent consultant Dr Liz Genever as we discuss soil health and other updates from the Monitor Farm.

Specifically designed for beef and sheep enterprises, this cash flow spreadsheet will help you quickly see when money is coming into and out of your business and where it’s coming from and going to.

Join us to hear from a panel of experts who will provide an update on bluetongue and the current BTV-3 strain that has been confirmed in cases in cows and sheep in Kent and Norfolk.

Discover how, why, and when field drainage is important, as well as best practice for installation, maintenance and repairs.

In partnership with The Andersons Centre, AHDB have published an update to The Characteristics of Top-Performing Farms in the UK, a piece of work which remains popular with farmers.

The Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) helps you make the most of organic materials and balance the benefits of fertiliser use against the costs – both economic and environmental.

Join ADAS and AHDB to see the plot demonstrations and discuss pests, weeds and diseases with technical updates and experts on hand.

Nutrient management can often be forgotten on beef and sheep farms, yet there is considerable scope to reduce costs and improve output through the use of home-produced and bought-in nutrients.

Learn about progress with the development of a new BTV-3 vaccine with veterinary vaccine consultant Professor Andy Peters and AHDB's Head of Animal Health and Welfare, Dr Mandy Nevel.

This manual gives advice to producers on buying a recorded ram.  

During this webinar, Mandy Nevel, AHDB Head of Animal Health & Welfare, and Lizzie Wilson, CEO of the National Pig Association (NPA), will share practical things that you can do to prepare for a possible outbreak of African swine fever (ASF).

Join us (AHDB) for a meeting at McGregor Farms, Coldstream Mains, in June.

The Fungicide Resistance Action Group (FRAG) produces guidance on pesticide resistance issues. Hosted by AHDB, this information can be used to help protect crops and the long-term efficacy of fungicides.

Worth billions of dollars annually and continuing to expand, the global biostimulants market offers potential for growers. AHDB Environment Scientist Joanna McBurnie explores the product types, evidence of their benefits and usage considerations.

This publication gives an overview of dairy beef systems to consider, with their advantages and disadvantages, along with helpful hints on potential health issues and guidance on preparing and selecting animals for slaughter.

This conference aims to promote best practice and facilitate the exchange of ideas relevant to all stages of youngstock rearing. It will feature a series of practical seminars addressing the latest developments in cattle breeding, nutrition and health.

Prepare for an enlightening chat about sustainable soil management and agricultural innovation as we're joined by Victor Monseff. During this broadcast, we'll be delving into Victor's journey from agricultural engineering to spearheading soil health initiatives.

AHDB Publication 2018.

A new variety selection tool has just been released by AHDB and provides a dynamic way of lookin

Report and guidance from the AHDB's Maxi-Cover Crop project 2016-2020 -  M

This AHDB webinar from November 2021 looked at how to make the most of muck. James Holmes (AHDB)

Field drainage guide - Principles, installations and maintenance

Grazing on pasture closed and set aside for winter grazing can significantly reduce feeding costs

AHDB BBRO Review 2019 Research Review No. CP 182 / 1807258 - Review of weed control options

Multi-site fungicides appear to be making a valuable contribution in this year

Report for AHDB Abstract The AHDB is developing a What Works Centre for agriculture and

AHDB Report 636 from research project into Brome, reported September 2021 by Sarah Cook,

AHDB Research Review No 94. 2020.  By Elizabeth Stockdale and Vera Eory This high-

AHDB Report (2015) from Targetted P LINK Project by Tony Edwards, Paul Withers, Roger Sylvester-B