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Dave Mitchell

Fertiliser Manager

Dave began his career as a production manager in a straw processing business based on the current Astley site.

In January 2000 he joined Wynnstay as Transport and Logistics manager gradually taking on a more commercial role.

Dave became Assistant Fertiliser manager in 2010 and was promoted into his current role as Fertiliser Manager four years ago.

The Importance of a Fertiliser Plan

The Importance of a Fertiliser Plan

The 2021/22 AHDB Recommended List sees several high-yielding varieties introduced in the wheat and barley groups. For maximum potential yield to be achieved, crops need to be provided with the correct balance of essential nutrients throughout the growing season.

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Fertiliser Update - May 2021

Fertiliser Update - May 2021

It would be an understatement to say we have seen some changeable weather over recent weeks!  April was one of the coldest and driest on record since the 1980’s, followed by plenty of showers in May. This combination has not provided a great basis for early grass growth, and those who cut early, or have managed to dodge the more recent showers will have seen mixed results.  

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New Regulatory Measures to Protect Water in Wales

New Regulatory Measures to Protect Water in Wales

From the 1st April 2021 the whole of Wales will be subject to new regulatory measures to protect water, the Water Resources (Control of Agricultural Pollution)(Wales) Regulations 2021.

An initial set of measures will be brought in on the 1st of April 2021, with the remainder being phased in over a period of three years.

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Make sure your grass has enough Sulphur

Make sure your grass has enough sulphur

The evidence that most grassland soils require the application of sulphur from fertilisers to maximise grass silage and grazing yields still mounts.  Most farmers now appreciate that all light and medium soils, and even now some heavier loam soils, don’t release enough sulphur from organic matter to allow grass growth and quality to meet potential.  They also realise that there is not enough available sulphur in slurries and manures to meet demand.

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