• OATS could prove to be a popular choice under Agenda 2000 proposals. "They are effectively a break crop because they do not suffer from take-all. As a result the acreage may go up," says Clare Leaman, of NIAB.
• SEALING air ducts with mastic, tape and foam can increase airflow in on-floor grain stores by over 10%, giving quicker and more efficient drying, says the Farm Energy Centre. For their information bulletin (01203-696512). *