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Introducing Autumn Seeds 2020

By Wynnstay Arable Team 20 days ago

We go into autumn 2020 with the optimism that we can put autumn 2019 behind us. The challenging wet weather from the end of September 2019 up until March has severely hampered autumn drilling and some crops have struggled with the conditions. There has been a significant increase in spring cropping which, although doesn’t have the yield potential of autumn-sown, there is hope that the lower inputs can still lead to profitable crops.

Pay Close Attention to Maize Crop Nutrition to Reap Rewards at Harvest

By Dr Simon Pope 24 days ago

Growers are being urged to ensure crops receive adequate nutrition throughout the growing season, to make sure they reach their full potential.

Dr Simon Pope, Wynnstay crop protection manager, says ideally the nutrient inputs for sowing and establishment will already have been applied, and plans should be made regarding the nutrition of the crop throughout the rest of the season.

Fertiliser Update - June 2020

By Dave Mitchell, Fertiliser Manager 25 days ago

New season AN prices were launched in the UK at the end of May. Prices are approximately £50/t cheaper than last year's launch and nearly £40/t cheaper than the levels they were trading at recently.

Oilseed Rape variety overview for 2020

By Jonathan Baxendale, Combinable Seed Product Manager 2 months ago

Oilseed rape has had a multitude of challenges on farm, particularly surrounding establishment with issues regarding moisture and cabbage stem flea beetle. On the back of this breeders are selecting more vigorous varieties and there are seed treatments available which have been all been shown to aid early establishment.

Spring Re-seeds – key to profitable home-grown forage

By Adam Simper 4 months ago

Spring focus should turn onto managing existing grassland and assessing which fields need to be re-seeded or over seeded.

To ensure that you are using the correct grass seed mixture for your management system, get in touch with a Wynnstay specialist.

Fertiliser Update - March 2020

By Dave Mitchell, Fertiliser Manager 4 months ago

With the delays that have been experienced getting on to the land this spring don’t forget to ensure the nutrient requirement of your soil and plants is calculated in the dash to get crops planted or animals turned out.

UK spring seed supply under pressure

By Wynnstay Arable Team 4 months ago

Wynnstay combinable crops manager, Jonathan Baxendale, says current predictions are that around only 55% of winter cereals have been drilled nationwide. And, with many of these struggling to establish, there is concern over limited spring seed availability.

Maize guide: things to consider pre-drilling

By Dr Simon Pope 4 months ago

As we approach the beginning of the 2020 maize growing season, there are a few important things to consider pre-drilling in order to achieve a quality crop. We normally think about the effect of weather during the growing season, but this year the excess winter rainfall will also need to be taken into account.

Are you on the multi-cut road?

By Dave Mitchell, Fertiliser Manager 4 months ago

We all know the reasons for taking a 2 or 3 cut silage system to 4 or 5 cuts; better grass quality and higher yields to increase output from forage, and if you’re not doing it already, you’ve probably dismissed is it as an option for your business or are thinking of moving in that direction.

​Take no chances with your maize crop in 2020

By Dr Simon Pope 4 months ago

Top questions to ask yourself this March to maximise the potential of your maize crop.