Openfield and Roger Warnes Transport get IT right

Openfield Group Limited, the British farmer-owned co-operative, has successfully worked together with Roger Warnes Transport to integrate two IT systems which benefit both businesses and Openfield’s farmer customers.

Red Tractor asks farmers to help shape future standards

The UK’s leading farm assurance body, Red Tractor, is urging farmers to engage in a consultation on how its farm standards should evolve.

Major changes in the latest cereals & oilseeds RL to meet complex agronomic challenges

Launched on 30th November 2020, AHDB’s online edition of the Recommended Lists for cereals and oilseeds (RL) 2021/22 features major changes to wheat rust disease-resistance ratings. Rachel Hicks reports.

First ever sugar beet pricing platform launched

The platform will initially be tested by a pilot group of growers as part of a year-long pilot programme.

Weather “much more important than CSFB in OSR performance”

Analysis sheds light on last season’s winter OSR, which was the lowest-yielding harvest since 2001.

More shoppers planning to use farm shops this Christmas

New survey suggests Covid-19 has led to a quarter of people surveyed increasing their use of farm shops and local producers this year.

‘Revolutionary’ separator has best-selling year

2020 has been the most successful year to date for the Evolution separator, which in the past 15 years has sold in excess of 650 units to over 30 countries.

A complete, reliable grain handling range

Perry of Oakley Ltd’s extensive range of high-quality machinery comes with a 70-year heritage of serving the farming community. Its drier range includes the entry level ‘Mistral’ and top spec ‘Savannah’ series continuous mixed flow grain driers, to fit requirements from commercial grain stores to farms.

Looking ahead to spring cropping strategies for 2021

With more successful autumn drilling being completed this year compared to last, Farmers Guide asked some growers their thoughts for the spring 2021 season. Heather Briggs reports.

Is there a real market for specialist spring cropping?

With the loss of neonics sending OSR out of favour as a break crop, and more unpredictable weather leading to a dearth of winter plantings in the last couple of years, could one of the more niche spring cropping options be ready to take a prominent place in the rotation? Rachel Hicks reports.

Adopt good stewardship principles when tackling blackgrass in oilseed rape

Oilseed rape growers are being encouraged to follow water stewardship best practice as the key period for controlling blackgrass begins across the UK.

Potato industry event to be held online

The bi-annual Seed Potato Industry event will be held online for the first time, delivered by the Hopin digital platform on the 24th November.

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