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Fertiliser Update - January 2020

By Dave Mitchell, Fertiliser Manager Today

We witnessed world prices for fertilisers fall towards the end of 2019, this has been helped further with a strengthening of the pound sterling. Manufacturers have now reset UK prices and are considerably cheaper than they were at the same time last year.

Don’t forget the need for soluble Phosphate

By Dave Mitchell, Fertiliser Manager 4 days ago

Many grassland farmers with a high stocking rate and significant feed inputs have moved away from using fertilisers containing P (Phosphate). But it’s important to know that even a maintenance application of P to keep soil indexes at target 2 can have an impact on grass yields.

Fertiliser Update - December 2019

By Dave Mitchell 28 days ago

Do you need Sulphur for 1st cut silage?

Although 2019 has been a great grass growing season, it’s never too early to plan and think about how to make the most of the 2020 season.

Fertiliser Update - October 2019

By Dave Mitchell 3 months ago

Use soil sampling now to reduce on-farm costs in 2020. As we know the nutrient offtake is likely to have been higher in 2019 than the previous year, due to improved yields across a wide range of crops.

A Good Prospect for Wynnstay’s Maize in 2020

By Dr Simon Pope 4 months ago

A new high-yielding maize with extremely high feed quality, called Prospect, was revealed at Wynnstay and Limagrain's Trials Day, held at Bangor-on-Dee, near Wrexham, North Wales.

​Cereal crops and grass yields are up this autumn

By Dave Mitchell 5 months ago

With yields on cereal crops widely being reported across the industry as much as 1 tonne higher per acre, (2.5 tonne per hectare) than last year, and grass yields certainly outstripping 2018, grain stores and silage clamps are looking fuller going into the winter this year.

Meet your local Arable Specialist, Charlie Dolphin

By Wynnstay Arable Team 5 months ago

Wynnstay’s Arable Specialist Charlie Dolphin is a familiar face to many of his Wynnstay customers. This is because he regularly went out travelling with his dad, Peter Dolphin, when he was just a toddler, as Peter drove around the country working as a finance broker, selling farm machinery.

Considerations in the run-up to maize harvest

By Dr Simon Pope 5 months ago

Maize is a crop which responds well to careful management and it is also influenced by weather conditions during the entire growing season, explains Dr Simon Pope, Crop Protection Manager for Wynnstay.

Countryside Productivity Scheme

By Wynnstay 6 months ago

Round 2 for the Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme has opened.

Fertiliser Update - August 2019

By Dave Mitchell 6 months ago

We know that two of the biggest factors that could affect the fertiliser prices going forward are currency and a ‘no deal’ Brexit.