Cereal Seed, Blended Feed Wheats
The concept of blending varieties is far from new. In cereals, the idea was last popular in the late 1970s when breeders blended varieties to help minimise disease pressures and improving average grain sample quality. With improved fungicides and grain qualities, the idea soon lost popularity, but with greatly increased disease pressures now evident in wheat’s, the concept has been revived.
Selecting varieties with a range of disease profiles, grain qualities and agronomic characteristics is key, complementing the weaknesses of one variety with the strengths of others. By example, a very high yielding, yellow rust susceptible variety with modest specific weight can be blended with two or three possibly lower yielding varieties, reducing extreme disease pressures and improving grain quality. Select varieties with similar maturity dates!
Growers should not see this as a route to lower inputs as such, but as a way of removing some of the extremes single varieties can display across the seasons. Bringing management flexibility and reducing risk is the main driver.
Fibrophos & P-Grow
With bagged Phosphate & Potash prices firming slightly, Fibrophos & P-Grow look very attractive financially and nutritionally. They equate to approx. £50/t cheaper than TSP & MOP & have all the extra trace nutrients within the price.
Mobile Seed Cleaner
With lower cereal prices looming for this harvest, the temptation to consider dressing your own seed is even higher. We now are able to offer for hire 2 mobile seed cleaners, one on a rigid lorry and the other, a high capacity artic lorry.
As the leading suppliers of Sinclair McGill grass mixtures in the South East, we market proven market leading varieties. If you are looking for reliable high performance rather than a budget mixture, we’d be happy to talk to you. Grass seed is often a 5 year investment…..’buy cheap…..buy twice’
Soil pH imbalance is often the biggest factor in lack of nutrient uptake & stunted plant growth. Spreading granulated lime is the most reactive & cost effective way of correcting acidic soils.