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Three Limagrain varieties added to maize list
Three new forage maize varieties from Limagrain have been added to the BSPB/NIAB Descriptive List for 2023-24. The list compares major maize varieties across the key growing locations of the UK. Comparisons are made on crop dry matter, crop yield, agronomic data such as lodging, and quality characteristics of... Read more
Grain cooperative installs state-of-the-art system
A farmer-owned grain cooperative is reaping the benefits after replacing two ageing driers with a state-of-the-art system. Weald Granary in Wiltshire installed two continuous flow Svegma driers in time for last year’s harvest. They replaced a pair of driers installed at the cooperative’s Marlborough site in 1987 and 1988, explained... Read more
Essex farm contractor upgrades to new baler
An Essex farmer and contractor has just completed his first full season with an upgraded round baler to meet increased demand from customers. Trading as J Byford Agricultural Contracting, Jack Byford started offering his contract baling service in 2020 from his based near Clacton. He has built up a... Read more
New agricultural testing facility opens in Suffolk
Agricultural testing experts Eurofins Agro UK have opened a new facility in Suffolk as farming continues to embrace data-driven systems. Opening of the Needham Market testing station follows a sharp rise in demand for soil, slurry, compost and forage analysis, said managing director Andrew Shead. All Eurofins agricultural testing... Read more
Cheese-maker replaces imported soya meal with homegrown pulses
A Lincolnshire grain processing specialist is working with an award-winning cheese-maker to remove imported soya bean meal from the diet of its 300-cow organic dairy herd. Scunthorpe-based McArthur Agriculture develops, builds and maintains food and feed processing systems for the food supply chain. It is working with Somerset cheese-maker Godminster... Read more
Project to reduce weed seeds post-harvest
A project to reduce grassweeds by exploring harvest weed seed control is being undertaken with help from a Suffolk farm. Previous research and experience in Canada and Australia has shown that seed control units (SCU) mounted on combine harvesters render 98% of seed that passes through the harvester unviable.... Read more
How best to protect stores from rodents
A sharp rise in autumn rodent numbers is prompting reminders to protect grain stores as falling temperatures see rats seek solace on farms.  “Farmers should take an integrated pest management approach and use a variety of baits to combat resistant rats and prevent infestations that can result in grain... Read more
Mastering Grain Temperature: The Automated Fan Control Advantage

Controlling crop ventilation fans can be as simple as flipping a switch.

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