2nd wheat choices

Rob Holmes

Got a block of ground going into continuous wheat, and looking for suitable varieties, going to go with Gleam on some of it but want another variety to partner it.
Looking for a good easy-care variety which isn’t too late, with decent specific weight
Ground is heavy clay and goes cold and wet quickly once weather turns.
Been told to avoid Extase as it’s beginning to break down


I’m going to have a big block ( for me) of second wheat on heavy land this year. Getting the variety right will be a challenge . Got a good looking first wheat Firefly on it. Wondered if Firefly would do it again .

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...