Farmers Weekly Podcast Episode 26: Storms on the way and when to drill?

In this week’s podcast: it’s raining and storms are on their way – could we be looking at a repeat of last year’s wet autumn?

We look at the long-term weather forecast for the coming weeks – and how it could affect your cropping plans.

Growers reveal their drilling intentions for winter wheat – who is going early and who is going late? And what’s the risk?

We’ve details of an interim post-Brexit support scheme for English farmers facing the abolition of direct payments – plus our latest market prices.

With the US presidential election looming, we go stateside to examine whether American farmers could win Donald Trump a second term in office.

And we get the lowdown on a robotic moisture meter that ‘swims’ through in-store grain to help check and maintain its quality.

This episode is co-hosted by Farmers Weekly chief reporter Johann Tasker and Surrey farmer Hugh Broom, with Farmers Weekly deputy business editor Andrew Meredith and Farmers Weekly arable correspondent Louise Impey.

See also: The big question: Drill wheat early or late this autumn?

 

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Massey Ferguson

With more than 160 years of innovation and experience, Massey Ferguson is one of the world’s leading tractor brands and a force in the global harvesting business.

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Yara

Built on our strong heritage as a founder and pioneering company in the mineral fertiliser industry, Yara is a Norwegian based company which converts energy, natural minerals and nitrogen into the full range of crop nutrition products and a wide range of industrial applications.

Today, Yara retains its global position as a leading provider of nitrogen based mineral fertilisers and industrial products. The company is the global leader in ammonia, nitrates and speciality fertilisers.


Amazone

AMAZONE is the specialist for fertiliser spreaders, seed drills, powered (rotary cultivators and rotary harrows) and non-powered soil cultivation (compact disc harrows, mulch cultivators and tine and disc cultivators), precision air seeders and crop protection sprayers.

The philosophy at AMAZONE is to provide a high-level of technical support to the product, before, during and after the purchase to ensure our customers gets the best out of their AMAZONE equipment for years to come.


KWS UK

Based at Thriplow near Cambridge, KWS UK has been providing growers with innovative new varieties to meet varied end-market needs for over 25 years. We develop a wide range of oilseed rape, maize, sugar beet and cereal varieties in conjunction with the KWS group.

We use a range of technologies to ensure improved crop performance consistency to benefit all; merchant, farmer, processor and ultimately the end-user customer. Higher yields, superior disease and pest resistance and improved performance in adverse conditions are all key criteria we seek to establish in our product portfolio.

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