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  1. Hutchinsons News

    Tips to mitigate the impact of high fertiliser prices

    Tips to mitigate the impact of high fertiliser prices The unprecedented hike in nitrogen fertiliser prices, fuelled by surging wholesale gas markets, has left many farmers questioning how to reduce the inevitable impact this will have on 2022 crop margins. The cost of ammonium nitrate and...
  2. Hutchinsons News

    Take a smarter approach to rotation planning

    Take a smarter approach to rotation planning A “smarter” approach to crop rotation planning will help growers maximise productivity and deliver on the environmental goals of the new farm policy era, says Hutchinsons head of Integrated Crop Management, David Howard. The removal of direct...
  3. Hutchinsons News

    Using farm trials to build more sustainable farming systems

    Using farm trials to build more sustainable farming systems Farm trials provide an excellent test-bed for the latest tools and technology in real-world situations, but often results can be considered in isolation, potentially overlooking the complex interactions across farming systems...
  4. Hutchinsons News

    Practical steps towards better OSR results this autumn

    Practical steps towards better OSR results this autumn With oilseed rape prices significantly higher than this time last year, there could be more of the crop going into the ground this autumn. But before making a final decision, leading agronomy firm Hutchinsons urges growers to think...
  5. Hutchinsons News

    Variable rate drilling more accessible than ever

    Variable rate drilling more accessible than ever Converting a standard land metered drill into a variable rate drill has never been easier or more affordable with the launch this spring of a new variable drill conversion kit, Omnia E-Seed. Developed by leading crop production specialists...
  6. Hutchinsons News

    Hutchinsons Helix farm network continues to expand

    Hutchinsons Helix farm network continues to expand Hutchinsons is delighted to announce the addition of Hundayfield farm to its network of Helix regional demonstration farms. Owned by Nick and Liz Wilson, Hundayfield farm just outside York is the northern region Helix demonstration farm in...
  7. Hutchinsons News

    Starter fertiliser could give OSR a reprieve

    Starter fertiliser could give OSR a reprieve Cabbage stem flea beetle pressure has been the final straw that has forced many growers to drop oilseed rape from their rotation, but the crop could get a reprieve on one Lincolnshire farm thanks to the use of starter fertiliser this autumn...
  8. Hutchinsons News

    Hutchinsons launches Professional Adviser training programme

    Hutchinsons launches Professional Adviser training programme The very first national Level 6 Degree agronomy training programme for the Professional Adviser Standard has been launched by leading crop production specialists, Hutchinsons. This is the only degree standard agronomy training...
  9. Hutchinsons News

    Donât let phosphate deficiency stifle wheat potential

    Donât let phosphate deficiency stifle wheat potential Lack of phosphate could be limiting yield potential in many wheat crops, even some of the best. Hutchinsons crop nutrition manager Tim Kerr examines what can be done about it this autumn. Analysis of more than 900 grain samples...
  10. Hutchinsons News

    Top OSR varieties on deferred payment offer from Hutchinsons

    Top OSR varieties on deferred payment offer from Hutchinsons Crop production specialists Hutchinsons are offering growers the opportunity to defer payment on seed purchased before 31 March 2020 for leading oilseed rape varieties LG Aurelia and Acacia. “Seed for these varieties purchased...
  11. Hutchinsons News

    Remedying Soil Problems After a Difficult Harvest

    Remedying Soil Problems After a Difficult Harvest With the recent challenging wet weather in many areas of the country, farmers should consider what can be done to make their soils more resilient for the years ahead, says Matthew Hyslop, Hutchinsons agronomist, based in Angus and Perthshire...
  12. Hutchinsons News

    Increasing Yield with Orchard Design

    Increasing Yield with Orchard Design Given that profit margins are tight and labour is in short supply, a “robot ready” orchard that yields almost twice as much Class I fruit and can be mechanically harvested would probably be a dream come true for the UK’s top fruit growers. Happily, crop...
  13. Hutchinsons News

    Potato Grower Increases Worm Numbers with Cover Crops

    Potato Grower Increases Worm Numbers with Cover Crops A Shropshire grower is trying to limit the damaging effect of heavy cultivations for potato crops to his light soils through the use of cover crops. He has seen worm numbers increase since introducing the cover crops to his rotation...
  14. Hutchinsons News

    Future Farming in Practice at the Helix Project

    Future Farming in Practice at the Helix Project The requirement for growers to be more transparent and to justify their practices will only increase, requiring resource and a new management approach – that was the core message from Hutchinsons Managing Director Andrew McShane to a group of...
  15. KWS News

    KWS Kerrin proves an âeasy-to-manageâ choice

    KWS Kerrin proves an âeasy-to-manageâ choice 04.09.19 It has been a “better than initially feared” harvest for Cambridgeshire farm manager Chris Ascroft with quality and yields holding up well in winter wheat, spring barley and peas. “The rains in June came just in time for many of the crops...
  16. Gemini Slug Pellets News

    Latest Update

    Latest Update The good weather over the bank holiday weekend has been a relief to farmers across the country, allowing combining to continue uninterrupted by rain. The break in the wet weather has also allowed oilseed rape establishment to progress at pace, with farmers keen to get their...
  17. Corteva Updates

    Protecting your new leys

    Protecting your new leys Reseeding is an important part of grassland management, but youll gain the most benefit from your investment with effective weed control. Forager finds out more. Why is it important to control weeds in new leys? Reseeding is essential for maintaining productive...
  18. Corteva Updates

    John Sellars: This post-emergence herbicide window will be crucial for oilseed rape growers

    John Sellars: This post-emergence herbicide window will be crucial for oilseed rape growers A lot of arable farmers will be glad to see the back of the last growing season and will be looking forward to a fresh start. Every year we are reminded of how volatile the business of producing food...
  19. Corteva Updates

    Early drilled oilseed rape needs tailored herbicide programme

    Early drilled oilseed rape needs tailored herbicide programme Farmers who drilled oilseed rape in July and August without applying a pre-emergence herbicide will need a tailored approach to weed control this autumn. Corteva AgriscienceTM says earlier drilling is one strategy being employed on...
  20. Corteva Updates

    Lumiposa offers oilseed rape establishment boost

    Lumiposa offers oilseed rape establishment boost As the UK’s oilseed rape growers make their winter variety choices, getting plants established as quickly as possible will be a clear objective. Every farm will have its own strategy but the goal for all will be to go into the winter with...
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