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Why Is Hybrid Rye Seed Becoming so Popular?

Why Is Hybrid Rye Becoming so Popular?

Widely grown in northern Europe, hybrid rye is proving to be an increasingly popular choice for improving the performance of AD (Anaerobic Digestion) plants and now as a high yielding wholecrop for livestock production. 

With its huge yield potential, flexible drilling dates, vigorous growth habit and very early maturity, it provides growers with the opportunity for increased flexibility, in terms of the position of energy crops in their rotation.

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Wynnstay's Growing Arable Business

Wynnstay's Growing Arable Business

With two seed locations Wynnstay are uniquely set up to provide a far-reaching service. By having one seed office in Yorkshire and another in Shropshire we are able to service a large proportion of the UK arable seed market.

We are also continuously investing and have recently expanded our teams at Shrewsbury and Yorkshire as we look towards the future.

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Do you know the 7 Silage Sins?

7 Silage Sins

When it comes to producing good quality, nutritious silage small things can make a big difference. This is especially true of mistakes. A shortcut or a small oversight can ultimately result in silage that is unusable due to insufficient dry matter content or worse, silage that is dangerous to herd health because of mould growth and the likely presence of mycotoxins or Listeria.

Many farmers have come to accept some issues, particularly with mould, as inevitable and as a necessary evil. The reality is however, it's all too often caused by someone committing one of a number of silage "sins".

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The Benefits of Reseeding

The Benefits of Reseeding

Reseeding an existing ley can lead to a signifi cant return on investment. Within several years ‘weed grasses’ will ingress into a sward – particularly if the field has experienced poaching or after a hard winter. These ‘weed grasses’ have poor quality characteristics compared to ryegrass varieties from the Recommended List. These include poor digestibility and a poorer response to fertiliser, as well as not converting to meat and milk as efficiently as ryegrass.

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