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    Improving grain cooling

    Looking for ideas on how to cool grain - something we need to get better at. We currently use pedesatals, but with a shed width of 33' per side, they're a bit wide for one but too narrow for two. Arguably more fans and auto controls would help improve things and is an option worth considering...
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    Can we all carry on farming?

    Realistically with fertiliser prices still rising and my fuel supplier is saying Red diesel will just hit parity with white diesel very shortly, can we actually carry on? Just looking at our combine as it’s going to cost us £45,000 in fuel alone this coming harvest if Red diesel hits £1.50/l...
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    Wholecrop Oats/Peas

    Has anyone any experience in this blend for wholecrop ? What % of each / Varieties / Seed rates / Fertiliser ?
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    Lucas straw chopper

    Hi all. We've had a lucas trailed straw chopper for 12 months now. Worked a dream mostly however recently been having trouble with it pulling lots of straw through at once and therefore ending up with more straw than required in a pen. Blades were well worn so put a whole new set in thinking...
  5. Cope Seeds News

    Autumn seed availability list

    Autumn seed availability list Check out our extensive list of exciting varieties available this autumn… WINTER WHEAT GROUP 1 Varieties RGT Skyfall KWS Zyatt Crusoe Nelson GROUP 2 Varieties KWS Extase KWS Siskin GROUP 3 Varieties Elicit KWS Firefly GROUP 4 Varieties ( Soft )...
  6. Cope Seeds News

    Cope Seeds and Grain Seed market update

    Cope Seeds and Grain Seed market update Gemma Clarke at Cope Seeds and Grain gives insight into this season’s seed market, where the number of sales is similar to last year, but there is a difference in some species, including a 21% lift in autumn and spring oats… “It has been an...
  7. Cope Seeds News

    Diary of an Assistant Variety Representative

    Diary of an Assistant Variety Representative Taylor Moore, Assistant Variety Representative at Cope Seeds and Grain, gives an open and honest account of his first season at Cope Seeds, and although rooted in farming, he’s had a lot to learn, being a new entrant to the industry. We’re delighted...
  8. Cope Seeds News

    Spring planting and seed shortages update

    Spring planting and seed shortages update Farmers needn’t be reminded of the wet autumn we experienced in 2019, and with seed shortages likely for spring planting, the good news is Cope Seeds is geared up to meet your organic spring seed orders. Hear the latest industry update from Gemma...
  9. Cope Seeds News

    Naked oats acreage wanted in Lincolnshire

    Naked oats acreage wanted in Lincolnshire Farmers in Lincolnshire and surrounding counties looking to widen rotations and increase spring cropping areas are encouraged to consider growing naked oats on contract. Lincolnshire-based seed and grain specialist, Cope Seeds, is looking for growers...
  10. Cope Seeds News

    Delfin spring oats: A step change in untreated yield potential

    Delfin spring oats: A step change in untreated yield potential Cope Seeds is delighted to announce the organic exclusivity of Delfin spring oats. A high-yielding variety, which sit at the top of last year’s AHDB recommended list for untreated yield, Delfin is accepted by millers and worth...
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    On-line resource brings together âbest available intelligenceâ on combatting grassweeds

    On-line resource brings together âbest available intelligenceâ on combatting grassweeds A special on-line resource has been launched to provide arable managers across the country with a structured approach to regaining control over their most damaging grassweeds based on the best available...
  12. Agrovista News

    Soil health is top of the agenda for Leicestershire dairy farm

    Soil health is top of the agenda for Leicestershire dairy farm A proactive view on forage crop management and soil health is helping to drive the productivity of a thriving Leicestershire dairy farm. Following a change of approach in 2012, Sludge Hall Farm’s herd increased from 100 to 600...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. Chris F

    Self Sufficiency in Food

    Given the situation unfolding in Europe with war in the East, do we think the government might start taking food self sufficiency more seriously? Productivity isn't currently the aim of policy from what I can see.
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    How safe are manganese sulphate applications?

    Well how safe are they? There is well known toxicity to the human nervous system. How safe are they for insect life? Never applied here until the 1970’s. Lathered it on since. Sometimes danger is more prevalent in the close and familiar than the exotic. We never apply it to grass. Yet the grass...
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