Norfolk farming news

Philip Bolam, with his trademark shepherd's crook

Philip Bolam: Former Norfolk county farm adviser became top Barclays banker

A former county adviser for Norfolk, Philip Bolam, who has died aged 91, was a long-serving president of the National Sheep Association.

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Sutton Bridge PMB opening by Mrs Christopher Soames in April 1964

Jubilee celebrations for Sutton Bridge potato research centre

A milestone in potato storage research will be celebrated later this summer at Sutton Bridge.

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Cheffins - Aveling & Porter steamroller from Strumpshaw

Classic tractor sale at Ely includes many rarities

A number of rare vintage and classic tractors will be going under at the hammer at Sutton, near Ely, on Saturday, April 26.

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Norfolk leads in big farmland bird count

Norfolk returned the highest number of returns for the first “Big Farmland Bird Count” organised by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust.

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GM potato trial at the John Innes Centre in Norwich.
Prof Jonathan Jones with a GM potato plant
picture by Adrian Judd
for EDP Mike Pollitt

Top Norfolk GM potato researcher identifies new potential resistance genes

Two potentially-important genes with natural resistance to late potato blight have been identified by a team of scientists at the Norwich Research Park.

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