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Record number of variety traits on the latest Recommended List

Launched on 29th November, the AHDB RL 2022/23 for cereals and oilseeds features improvements to cereal lodging resistance ratings and additional information on resistance to septoria in winter wheat, as well as new traits for barley (including BYDV tolerance) and an improved choice of varieties for milling, brewing and distilling. Rachel Hicks reports.

Highest untreated yield and strong disease resistance could give variety an edge

New two-row winter barley Lightning looks to be another winner from the Elsoms-Ackermann stable.

Years of experience in drier systems

Graintek was established in 2009 by Kenneth Addison and Phillip Crow.

Looking ahead to spring cropping options

Spring husbandry can provide both value and diversity within a rotation, often demonstrate lower yield variability and can show a better return than their autumn counterparts per £1 spent – although they often struggle to match the best gross margins. But which spring cropping option to choose? Rachel Hicks writes.

New top performing spring oat, Merlin

New to the Recommended List (RL) and delivering an unrivalled combination of yield, quality and disease resistance, Merlin spring oat is a new ‘all-rounder’ for both miller and farmer. 

Winter cropping area set to rise

Favourable drilling conditions and strong prices have supported an increase in winter cropping, according to AHDB’s Early Bird Survey. However, high input costs may have limited further rises.

Politics meets plant breeding

Bury St Edmunds MP Jo Churchill, visited Limagrain UK to see how plant breeding is helping UK farmers to be more sustainable.

Resistance breakdown: Septoria’s resurgence in 2021

Dr Cathy Hooper, RAGT Seeds technical sales manager, reviews the late Septoria tritici epidemic that hit many wheat crops this season.

Budweiser barley delivers wider sustainability in Buckinghamshire

Feed barley yields with a good premium from difficult ground ill-suited to traditional malting production for an input cost of less than £65/tonne. The Budweiser barley-growing maths certainly adds up for farm manager, Chris Singer and his team at the Carington Estate in Buckinghamshire.

New grain handling technology on display at Midlands Machinery Show

This year’s Midlands Machinery Show will not only feature the latest heavy machinery, but also let farmers see first hand the latest technology improving harvest returns.

Harvest 2021 on-farm update

D.G Hopper Agricultural Contractors spoke to Farmers Guide, to let us know how harvest is progressing for them so far.

Second slowest start to winter wheat harvest in last eight years

Catchy weather conditions mean farmers are having to roll out the combines at every available opportunity in order to bring in this year’s winter wheat harvest, while winter barley and OSR are almost complete.

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