Arable Farming

Maize and Wholecrop Cereals – Considerations When Ensiling

Maize and Wholecrop Cereals

Ecosyl additives such as Ecocool have been shown to typically reduce the fermentation losses by half and also to improve aerobic stability, keeping the silage cooler for longer. In addition, the Ecosyl range has a considerable weight of evidence from independent feeding trials which demonstrate improved animal performance for dairy, beef and sheep.

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Your Seed Team at Astley

Wynnstay has a proud history of supplying quality seed to our farm customers and as we move into a new era of smart sustainable farming, Wynnstay is set to make sure that customers have the best seed technology and advice available to them. Whether it is over the phone, email or on-farm we have a dedicated seed team across the UK servicing their needs.

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Wildflower Q&A's

Wildflower Q&A's

Wildflowers can make a colourful display for many months, and can provide an appealing alternative to a lawn.

Using a mixture that contains grass seed will help the area that's been sown look a bit healthier during the winter months when the perennials and annuals are not in flower. However, seed mixes containing grass will require a bit more maintenance, especially during the early years.

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Introducing Autumn Seeds 2020

We go into autumn 2020 with the optimism that we can put autumn 2019 behind us. The challenging wet weather from the end of September 2019 up until March has severely hampered autumn drilling and some crops have struggled with the conditions. There has been a significant increase in spring cropping which, although doesn’t have the yield potential of autumn-sown, there is hope that the lower inputs can still lead to profitable crops. 

 

 

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Pay Close Attention to Maize Crop Nutrition to Reap Rewards at Harvest

Growers are being urged to ensure crops receive adequate nutrition throughout the growing season, to make sure they reach their full potential.
Dr Simon Pope, Wynnstay crop protection manager, says ideally the nutrient inputs for sowing and establishment will already have been applied, and plans should be made regarding the nutrition of the crop throughout the rest of the season.

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