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Arable Chat

Arable Chat

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Agronomist and Arable Farmer brings you the latest industry news and hot topics from the arable world in our brand new monthly podcast.

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What's in store for Cereals 2022?

Arable Chat

Protecting your crops and your finances
In this episode, host John Swire is joined by guests Gareth Jones, Technical Leader UK at FMC Agro Ltd to discuss and Glyn Jones, Environmental Economist discussing new crop protection methods and financial protection.  For more latest news head to
August 03, 2022
What's in store for Cereals 2022?
Joining host John Swire in this episode of Arable Chat, just in time for the Platinum Jubilee weekend, are guests Olivia Cooper, from Agri Hub and Robert Law , Cereals event host farm owner. We're bringing you exclusive information on what to expect this Cereals event as well the latest news. 
June 01, 2022
Women in the World of Agriculture
To celebrate International Women's Day at the beginning of March, host John Swire has been joined by guest and dear friend Louise Taylor of Barbers Rural, to chat all things business planning as well as winner of the Young Agronomist of the Year 2022 award, Sally Cox. Bringing you the latest news and advice, plus great listening for all in the agronomy and arable world. 
March 31, 2022
Sustainable whisky production and potato protection
Get to know guests Tom Mellor, sustainable whisky producer and arable farmer as well as Simon Alexander, potato agronomist and NSP board member in this month’s episode of Arable Chat where we talk about nematicides and regenerative agriculture. Join hosts John Swire, Agronomist & Arable Farmer Editor, and Lydia Turner, as they bring you the latest news and greatest guests.
February 18, 2022
Robotic farming & Basis
In this month’s episode, John Swire, Agronomist & Arable Farmer editor, is joined by guests Jonathan Gill, Mechatronics & UAS Researcher at Hands Free Farm at Harper Adam to talk about the Hands-Free Tractor, Hands Free Farm and robotic farming as a whole. John is later joined by Teresa Meadows Head of Environment, Audit and Public Affairs at Basis, talking about the work she does on the Basis team since joining earlier this year. Along with all the latest news and industry updates in this brand new episode. Don't forget to subscribe and leave us a review!
December 22, 2021
The future and sustainability of Arable farming
In this episode of Arable Chat, Agronomist & Arable Farmer editor, John Swire, talks with two inspirational arable farmers about sustainability and the future of the arable farming industry. In light of the COP26 conference this month, joining John are Matt Waldie, fourth generation farmer and manager of Gilston Mains in Fife, Scotland talking about LEAF Marque accreditation and his experience growing Quaker Oats for the past decade as well as Tom Martin, or as you may know him Farmer Tom. Tom discusses his initiative, Farmer Time,  which brings farmers and schools together to share knowledge with children about the farming industry.  If you've enjoyed this episode, you can leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, and if you're interested in the Farmer time initiative, head to to sign up.
November 05, 2021
Drainage and Diversification
In this episode of Arable Chat, we're delighted to bring you some incredible guests including Michael Eavis, dairy farmer and owner and founder of Glastonbury festival as well as Fred Clarke, technical sales engineer at Mastenbroek, both chatting with Agronomist & Arable Farmer editor, John Swire. Diving deep into the world of farm diversification and how drainage systems have modernise over the years, whilst having many benefits for crop growth and protection. The episode also brings you the latest arable news. Let us know what you think by leaving us a review on Apple podcasts.
October 08, 2021
Regenerative agriculture, cultivation and biostimulants
Dive into the world of regenerative agriculture, cultivation and bio stimulants with Agronomist and Arable Farmer Editor John Swire as he's joined by guests from Opico and Timac. Records are being set in the latest news, and more from Arable Chat.
September 03, 2021
Praise for the British farming community and pest control with Bayer
In this episode, Ken Black, account manager at Bayer cropscience talks about pest and rodent control providing you with advice on pest management and hosts, Lydia and John chat with Richard Teal , president of the Methodist Conference about his life connected to agriculture. Richard talks about how resilient and impressive the British farming community is. The episode also brings you the latest arable news. Let us know what you think by leaving us a review on Apple podcasts. 
June 02, 2021
RSABI farming support and all things weeds with Gowan
In the first ever episode of Arable Chat, hosts John Swire, and Lydia Turner bring you the latest industry news as of April 2021, chat with Nina Clancy, CEO at the RSABI about support for the Scottish farming community and discuss all things weeds with Gowan Crop Protection's UK & Ireland Technical Manager, Barrie Hunt.
April 29, 2021