Contents tagged with harvest

27 February 2019

Levels of erucic acid in double-low oilseed rape crops can become elevated due to contamination from volunteers (via seeds or cross-pollination)

25 June 2019

Our Harvest Toolkit includes a wealth of information on market prices, harvest results, straw, good sampling practice, grain storage and grain marketing

12 December 2018

The total potato harvest is 13% down on the five-year average of 5.6m tonnes at 4.9m tonnes, according to the estimate, completed by our MI team from forms returned by growers.

11 July 2019

Higher than expected levels of erucic acid have been found in seed grown from double-low oilseed rape varieties. These guidelines highlight the key risk points where management of erucic acid levels can make a difference.

24 June 2019

Glyphosate products may be used pre-harvest on a range of crops to control weeds, aid harvesting and protect grain quality and food safety. This publication outlines stewardship measures to maximise product efficacy and minimise crop residues.

24 August 2018

Damaged crops cost the UK potato industry over £200/ha and care needs to be taken at every stage of the production system to minimise this cost. Planning ahead, routine maintenance and adapting machinery settings to the conditions are key areas to reducing the risk of damaging crops.

3 June 2019

Views from across our Farm Excellence network on the 2018 heat wave and resulting drought

23 May 2018

Germinative capacity is a key quality feature of malting barley. This publication gives guidance on how to get high quality malting barley by good agronomy and storage.

10 December 2018

This publication gives information on detecting and controlling mites in grain stores. Mites can infest and damage grain, they can also act as vectors for pathogens. In the UK there are at least 12 species of mite which can damage grain.

11 February 2019

Grain moisture content is critical from harvest, through storage, to final sale of cereals and oilseeds.

25 June 2019

Safe, effective grain storage is key to assuring crop quality and helping prevent loss of premiums through claims and rejections.

25 June 2019

Understanding the quality and condition of grain is crucial. Accurate sampling at each stage of the grain chain is required to develop that understanding. It should help to reduce waste and minimise charges, claims and rejections.