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ROTATIONS

Why growing triticale can help you earn more

Triticale's ability to out-yield other crops as a second cereal, combined with growing markets like anaerobic digestion, means it is worth another look for the coming season, say researchers. AHDB-funded…

WEED MANAGEMENT

How OSR growers need to prepare for new erucic acid rules

Oilseed rape growers need to improve weed control, test farm-saved seed and separate specialist varieties to prepare for tighter rules on key erucic acid levels expected later this year. Erucic…

ROTATIONS

How to choose your spring break crop and get the best returns

Finding a recipe for consistent spring break crop success can be a challenge on some farms. So what are the options and how should growers approach selection for the best…

WHEAT

How changing crop can help reduce the blackgrass burden

Although each farm suffering with a blackgrass problem will need its own strategy to tackle the UK’s number one weed problem, there are principles that every farm should be building…

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WHEAT

Kent grower's second wheat crop measures up to first

Good variety selection, improved soils and the use of seed dressings has paid off for Kent grower Terry Metson by keeping take-all at bay and lifting his second wheat yields…

SUGAR BEET

Cereal grower turns to sugar beet as extra break crop

First-time sugar beet grower Alex Jasinski turned to the root crop to give him an extra non-cereal break on a block of newly rented land that fits into his min-till…

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WHEAT

Kent grower's second wheat crop measures up to first

Good variety selection, improved soils and the use of seed dressings has paid off for Kent grower Terry Metson by keeping take-all at bay and lifting his second wheat yields…

ROTATIONS

Kent grower to try soya as alternative legume break crop

Kent grower Mark Bowsher-Gibbs will give soya beans a go for the first time this season, capitalising on the South-East's suitably warm climate and the crop's buoyant market price of…

ROTATIONS

Yorkshire farmer shares his high-yielding spring bean tips

Achieving a high yield for spring beans requires good plant nutrition, attention to detail and patience, according to a North Yorkshire grower who’s closing in on the holy grail yield…

ROTATIONS

Cheshire oat grower paves the way for first 10t/ha crop

Winter oats may not be the most obvious break crop, but with sustained low prices for barley, beans and oilseed rape, growers on a contract could get £5/t more than milling…

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Insights

WHEAT

Make wheat your top-performing spring cereal option

Spring wheat was the best gross-margin performer in the second year of one agronomy group’s field-scale rotation blackgrass trials – outperforming spring barley and late autumn-sown wheat. In addition, the…

ROTATIONS

Two crops of the future tap into lucrative health market

A once-common weed and a cereal that was widely grown in the UK many years ago are two crops that are being developed with the aim of adding value to farmers’…

ROTATIONS

Advantages of spring-sown soya in battle against blackgrass

Soya could be an ideal spring break crop for growers in southern England to give good returns, control blackgrass and help meet an almost insatiable demand. The crop’s area has…

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SOILS

Video: Hertfordshire grower introduces livestock to rotation

One grower's experiences of introducing livestock into the rotation of a Hertfordshire arable farm have been discussed in a new video from AHDB Cereal and Oilseeds. Royston Monitor Farm host Jo…

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SOILS

Video: Hertfordshire grower introduces livestock to rotation

One grower's experiences of introducing livestock into the rotation of a Hertfordshire arable farm have been discussed in a new video from AHDB Cereal and Oilseeds. Royston Monitor Farm host Jo…

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