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
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,... Read more
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... Read more
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
Drying grain precisely is complex – but doing it correctly achieves the best grain quality for the best price.
Taking on extra land can mean expensive outlays on bigger equipment. But increasing the power of existing machines can be a cost-effective alternative.
A professional-use cholecalciferol rodenticide is now available for use in open areas and burrows.
Most farmers don’t know if their farm is in an area of known rodenticide resistance, reveals a survey by pest control solutions company BASF.
Boo Parkes of Weelsby Estates, near Grimsby in North East Lincolnshire, took the decision to invest in two 3607 Sukup drying silos, providing approximately 1,000 tonnes of storage.
Like many UK businesses, farming is having a bumpy ride. Rising inflation saw input prices increase by 33.1% in the year to June – largely driven by the spiralling cost of feed, fertiliser and fuel, according to the latest Defra figures.
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