A NEW spring oat which has performed well in Recommended List trials looks to have cornered a bit of the market for itself. Though largely unproven in Scotland, there may still be some merit for growers considering WPB Elyann for their spring planting schedules. Richardson Milling, the Canadian conglomerate that bought Bedford-based European Oat Millers earlier this year, is seeking growers of good quality spring oats for a growing consumer demand.
WHILE THEY may say that you can make statistics say anything you want – and there may be an element of that in surveys of everything from sea eagles to circuses – the stark facts presented by the annual audit of Scotland's dairy herds is worrying. We all knew that there were going to be fewer herds and we all knew that the herds that were left would be bigger, but the critical-scale of our dairy industry does not look good.
Rigorous hygiene practice is critical to prevent the risk of infection from lettuce fusarium wilt, a potentially devastating disease recently detected in UK lettuce crops. Growers at a recent workshop organised by AHDB Horticulture were told it was essential to carry out risk assessments to identify potential sources of infection. Delegates were also urged to put in place clear hygiene protocols to prevent the disease both getting on to nurseries and spreading between them.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".