Over the last ten years we have been seeing an increase in yield of 1% per year as new spring barley varieties come to market, which is substantial, and an increment in yields that we are just not getting in other arable crops, says Ron Granger, technical manager. “New malting varieties now have equal or
This edition of GatePost features Ed Flatman, our Senior Wheat Breeder who discusses whether there’s more to making the right variety choice than just yield. We chat to Ron Granger about the benefits and pitfalls of early drilling and Vasilis Gegas gives his ‘Breeders Perspective’ on pod shatter resistance.
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However, late drilling presents a unique set of challenges to the crop; soils will inevitably become cooler and wetter as winter draws in so it is important to proceed with care and consideration in order to get the crop well established. “It is important to make a distinction by choosing varieties that will cope well rather
With the success of our husbandry guides in the past, which have been welcomed by growers, Limagrain have produced comprehensive guides on both LG Sundance and LG Motown Winter Wheats. These guides are now available in a pdf format to download and read at your leisure. The information is targeted towards growers for a better
Ron Granger, arable technical manager, acknowledges that getting seed rates right is complicated as it brings together a range of factors such as variety, drilling date, weather conditions, agronomic characteristics and importantly, experience of individual field performance. “Get it right and there is the opportunity to fulfil that variety’s yield potential, but get it wrong
“Winter beans offer much more than a break crop. Growers who are new to the crop, or are returning to it after a considerable time off, are finding out that there are compelling reasons for making them a regular part of the rotation.” There are advantages of a winter sown bean crop over that
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“It all depends on the season,” says Jeremy, who farms the 344-hectare unit on the South Downs, between Lewes and Brighton. “But we’ve seen a massive improvement in lamb performance when they’re grazed on high quality grassland. He’s integrating this ‘temporary’ grass with combinable crops and roots. It’s a rotation that’s still ‘under development’, according
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“First indications are that yields are average, but cob size is large. We anticipate that dry matter content and starch will be good.”This is four weeks earlier than normal, due entirely to the long dry summer. The crop – an early maturing Limagrain variety supplied by Wynnstay – was mature, so fit for harvesting. Maize crops across the
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Limagrain UK’s grass seed manager Ian Misselbrook also adds that improving reseeding programmes and considering other forages will better prepare them for fluctuating weather patterns. “The cold, wet spring in 2018 delayed turnout and grass growth,” he says. “Many livestock producers ran out of forages and were desperately hoping for a good grass growing season
“While some varieties are more prone than others, lodging in maize is fortunately a reasonably rare occurrence,” he explains. “This year it seems to be more of a problem with varieties, usually resistant to lodging, being affected.” Mr Camplin says that the increased incidence of lodging is due to the combination of the wet spring
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