LAMMA is the UK’s largest agricultural trade show, where over 850 exhibitors will host the most extensive array of farm machinery, equipment, and services to be found in one location anywhere in the UK.
With harvest on the horizon, we are quietly optimistic about most of our winter crops; an optimism reinforced by encouraging yield predictions from the advanced Contour model we are testing on several farms this season. Only time will tell whether we are both right, of course.
In an environment where extreme weather can be the difference between crop success and crop failure, we ask whether older spring barley varieties some growers achieve more reliable yields. Abby Kellett reports.
When the same crop is grown time and time again in a rotation, yield often suffers. Understanding such ‘yield declines’ has been a source of much interest because halting them would undoubtedly boost potential crop output.
It’s time to think about recruiting the wild oat rogueing team for July/August. Google says ‘sowing wild oats was applied figuratively to young men who frittered away their time in stupid or idle pastimes’.