establishment

  1. Cope Seeds News

    Triticale solution for drought-prone light land

    Triticale solution for drought-prone light land Shropshire-based arable farmer, Matthew Williams, grows 30 hectares of Securo winter Triticale on his lighter land, where wheat, barley and OSR have struggled in the past. “We planted Securo Triticale in 2018 because I’d heard it puts down long...
  2. QLF Agronomy News

    QLF Agronomy News

    QLF Agronomy News One farmer has cut his crop establishment costs by more than £100/ha, without compromising yield, by switching to a conservation agriculture crop establishment system which incorporates biological farming. Speaking at the recent QLF Agronomy Soil Event, Jake Freestone, farm...
  3. Cousins of Emneth News

    Cousins introduce Crop Check⢠Crimper Roller

    Cousins introduce Crop Check⢠Crimper Roller Cousins of Emneth have introduced a new crimper roller with helical blades to roll, break and bruise cover crops ahead of the drill. Rolled down in the direction of planting, the cover crop forms a dense weed suppressing mat on the soil surface...
  4. DSV News

    WHY HYBRIDS ARE KEY TO FUTURE UK OILSEED RAPE SUCCESS

    WHY HYBRIDS ARE KEY TO FUTURE UK OILSEED RAPE SUCCESS Hybrid oilseed rape originally made its mark in UK arable production through delivery of significantly improved vigour over conventional varieties, greater establishment reliability and higher yields. Although hybrid seed was often...
  5. DSV News

    Spring Oilseed Rape 2019

    Spring Oilseed Rape 2019 A rise in spring drilling is expected in 2019 as a direct result of the winter oilseed rape area dropping to around 580,000 ha. One effect of the prolonged dry conditions which made establishment even more challenging than normal. These warmer than normal conditions...
  6. Limagrain News

    Early decision on maize variety needs to be a priority

    Early decision on maize variety needs to be a priority Farmers should review when they order maize seed if they want to ensure they get the varieties they want and for the seed to be treated with the most widely used seed treatment. Tim Richmond, Maize Seed Manager for Limagrain believes a...
  7. Limagrain News

    Limagrain UK's MM succeeds at Charterhouse

    Limagrain UK's MM succeeds at Charterhouse Lee Marshallsay, grounds manager at Charterhouse in Surrey, has reported successful results after using a range of MM grass seed from Limagrain UK. Lee has been grounds manager at the prestigious Charterhouse for the last two and a half years. He...
  8. Limagrain News

    Maize - an opportunistic crop this year

    Maize - an opportunistic crop this year Maize on arable farms could be an attractive option this season for use as AD feedstock or for livestock feed. With livestock farmers looking to rebuild forage stocks, there will be increased interest in either growing maize on contract with a local...
  9. Limagrain News

    'Difficult' 2018 highlights importance of good spring barley establishment

    'Difficult' 2018 highlights importance of good spring barley establishment An extremely challenging spring barley season in 2018 has highlighted the importance of optimising crop establishment for achieving the highest yields. January was wetter than average for much of the UK and while...
  10. Limagrain News

    Selecting the correct maize variety has always been a major factor influencing crop success but proved even more so in the 2018 growing season

    Selecting the correct maize variety has always been a major factor influencing crop success but proved even more so in the 2018 growing season While most maize growers in 2018 achieved reasonable yields and good quality forage harvested early in near perfect conditions allowing early...
  11. Agrovista News

    Sartorialâs resilience powers it to top spot in wheat variety trial

    Sartorialâs resilience powers it to top spot in wheat variety trial Excellent establishment and impressive early vigour helped Sartorial winter wheat top the yield stakes in Agrovistas recently harvested variety trial at Kelso in the Scottish Borders. Sartorial achieved a treated yield of...
  12. Agrovista News

    Unlocking gypsumâs soil health benefits

    Unlocking gypsumâs soil health benefits Applying gypsum in liquid form could prove especially beneficial to help relieve soil compaction ahead of the autumn sowing programme. It’s been a tough season for soils. Many fields were drilled in less-than-ideal conditions, often after abandoned...
  13. Agrovista News

    Helping growers address soil health and crop establishment with new bioscience products

    Helping growers address soil health and crop establishment with new bioscience products Following the successful launch of Agrovista’s Innovation Range earlier this year, five new products have been added to help address the importance of soil health and crop establishment. Originally devised...
  14. Agrovista News

    Cover crops. A practical farm example

    Cover crops. A practical farm example The need to restore soil health, control blackgrass and reduce exposure to oilseed rape has resulted in a complete rethink over cropping and rotation on a North Yorkshire farm. Twenty years ago half of the land at Stephen Tuer Farms was in grass for dairy...
  15. Agrovista News

    Scheme means growers donât pay for failed OSR

    Scheme means growers donât pay for failed OSR Oilseed rape growers taking part in a risk mitigation scheme now have even further support, thanks to the launch of a new incentive from Agrovista. Running for the second year, the KWS Oilseed Establishment Partnership (OEP) sees growers pay for...
  16. Agrovista News

    Trials confirm Sartorial offers outstanding establishment

    Trials confirm Sartorial offers outstanding establishment Despite challenging conditions, hard feed wheat Sartorial continues to outperform the competition when it comes to establishment rates and early vigour. Launched to the market last year by Agrovista, Sartorial shows consistent rapid...
  17. Agrovista News

    Inspiring change â demonstrating return on investment for growers

    Inspiring change â demonstrating return on investment for growers Inspiring change through a refreshed approach to crop health, is the ethos behind a new product concept from Agrovista. The Innovation Range addresses the need for targeted bioscience products, offering growers clearly...
  18. Agrovista News

    Exceptional OSR performance in Cumbria

    Exceptional OSR performance in Cumbria At Shaw Hill Farm, Kirkbride close to the Solway Firth in Cumbria, JG & DE Hodgson have enjoyed their most productive oilseed rape year ever, from 34ha of DK Exception combined in the nick of time before the August rain brought harvest to a two-week halt...
  19. Agrovista News

    Agrovista ramps up soil studies at flagship trials site

    Agrovista ramps up soil studies at flagship trials site Agrovista has extended its Project Lamport flagship trials in Northamptonshire with an increasing focus on soil health to help growers overcome blackgrass and grow more profitable cereal crops Project Lamport was set up in 2013 to...
  20. Agrovista News

    Lower yields tempered by better prices in 2018, but more challenges to come

    Lower yields tempered by better prices in 2018, but more challenges to come Winter wheat yields this year are down by 10%, but the upside is better commodity prices, says Agrovista MD Chris Clayton, noting that although prices have slid a little since their peak, they should remain good for...
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