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Fertiliser Update- May 2019

By Dave Mitchell 7 days ago

2019 has brought with it some very unusual weather patterns, with temperatures in the 20’s in February followed by frosts in April, crops have looked very varied.

Arable Event 2019- Book your free ticket online today!

By Wynnstay Arable Team 21 days ago

This year the Arable Event 2019 will take place on June 19th, 10am to 5pm, at the established trial plots at Weston Under Lizard, near to Junction 3 of the M54.

Register for your free tickets online and we will enter you into our free prize draw to win a Barbour Jacket of your choice* Click here to book tickets www.thearableevent.co.uk/tickets

Investing in Your Soil and Getting the Basics Right Will Aid Crop Quality and Yield

By Paul Crump 1 month ago

We are facing unprecedented times, and farming along with other industries are having to ensure their businesses are as well positioned as they can be to manage the impact our withdrawal from the EU in whatever form that might be, will have.

The engine room and lifeblood of any farm is the soil, an element that has the potential to impact greatly on farm profitability. Knowing the fertility of your soils is key in determining the most efficient and cost-effective choices that should be made when using both fertilisers and manures.

Quality Forage Starts with Selecting the Right Mixture

By Adam Simper 2 months ago

A key factor in producing quality forage is a carefully planned reseeding programme revolving around the core principle that you should aim to reseed 15% of the farm each year.

It is estimated that reseeding costs £250/ acre, making it a major investment, which requires attention to detail throughout the process. The starting point to this is selecting the right grass seed mixture which will suit your end requirements.

Fertiliser Update- April 2019

By David Mitchell 2 months ago

Having seen some unseasonably high temperatures in February and March, the weather in the first week of April seems to be more in line with seasonal norms. As predicted prices have eased back, and the availability for CF product has improved, but not surprisingly following the period of good weather, supply has been outstripped by demand.

Growing Maize Under Film Will Pay

By Simon Pope 2 months ago

Growing maize under film could provide producers with benefits worth more than £200 per hectare (ha) compared to conventional methods.

According to Wynnstay dairy specialist Mark Price, the improved nutritional value of maize silage grown under film, outweighs the increased growing costs.

Fertiliser Update- March 2019

By Dave Mitchell 3 months ago

As you would expect, the spell of exceptionally good weather that we saw during February has prompted a high demand for fertiliser throughout the month, and leading into March as people take advantage of windows of opportunity as they appear.

Maize: How to ensure a successful crop

By Wynnstay Arable Team 3 months ago

Maize is a high value cropping choice for dairy and beef producers with its high starch and fermentable energy content. However, it can be relatively costly to grow so it pays to consider all the elements required for a successful crop, ahead of planting. If you are growing maize this year careful planning is the key to ensure the best possible return on investment.

Fertiliser Update - February 2019

By Dave Mitchell 3 months ago

Fertiliser ordering has begun in earnest as the days start to draw out and a glimmer of spring is on the horizon. The recent cold snap, so far, hasn’t managed to live up to last year’s ‘Best from the East’, clearly providing some confidence that better weather is hopefully on the way.

Top picks from the Recommended List

By Wynnstay Arable Team 3 months ago

The 2019/2020 AHDB cereals and oilseeds Recommended List has been announced, with some new additions that offer exceptional disease resistance.

The latest Recommended List has some exciting new additions, including new Group 4 soft wheats LG Spotlight and LG Skyscraper, both of which were candidate varieties last year.