Harvest Toolkit for cereals and oilseeds

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

Get Harvest Results from our Recommended Lists (RL) trials

RL trials provide information on yield and quality performance, agronomic features and market options to assist with variety selection. Operating throughout the harvest period, our Harvest Results service delivers the latest trial data for cereals and oilseeds to your inbox.

Harvest Results

Find out how to manage grain mycotoxins

Some fungal species that grow on crops and foodstuffs produce toxic chemicals. Of widely varying toxicity to humans and animals, these chemicals are called mycotoxins. To keep mycotoxin levels below limits, it is important to follow best practice.

Mycotoxin guidance

Learn about best practice for pre-harvest glyphosate

Pre-harvest glyphosate applications can help control weeds, aid harvesting, and protect grain quality and food safety. This publication outlines stewardship measures to maximise product efficacy and minimise residues in crops.

Pre-harvest glyphosate use

Incorporate or sell straw? Facts to help you decide

With numerous straw markets available, the decision to chop/incorporate straw or sell it has never been easy. Our publication looks at the pros and cons associated with the various options.

Cereal straw – incorporate or sell?

How to minimise erucic acid risks in oilseed rape

Our guidelines highlight the key risk points where management of erucic acid levels can make a difference and help you keep levels of the contaminant under legally set levels.

Guidelines to minimise the risk of erucic acid in double-low oilseed rape

Effective grain sampling tips

This guide brings together the key requirements for effective grain sampling for everyone involved, from growing to purchasing. The guidance covers the collection of physical grain, as well as sampling for moisture, temperature, pests and moulds.

Grain sampling guide

Grain storage guidance

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

Grain storage guide

Checklists for growers of cereals and oilseeds

These checklists aim to help growers avoid the most common problems associated with cereals and oilseeds sales contracts.

Cereal sellers' checklist Oilseed sellers' checklist

Effective rodenticide use

The agricultural industry buys about 60% of all rodenticide products, making it the UK’s biggest user. The Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) guidance helps people maximise control of target rodents and minimise the risk of poisoning to non-target animals.

Rodent control guidance

How to spot grain defects impurities

This poster reveals the signs of defects and impurities in stored cereal (wheat and barley). It shows examples of physical damage, disease, pests, screenings and weed seeds.

Grain impurities (poster)

How to identify insect and mites in stored grain

This poster shows over 50 insect and mite species that may occur in grain stores. Correct identification is important to determine the appropriate management response.

Insect and mites (poster)

Grain analysts training

Designed for analysts who test wheat, barley and oilseed rape, these modules and publication aim to improve the testing standards across the UK.

Grain analyst training

Access the latest Grain Passport

Get the Grain Passport – an essential part of grain assurance systems.

Grain passport (standard) Grain passport (digital)
Digital grain passport

Digital grain passport

Find out how to create, download and print a grain passport at home, populated with real-time assurance details.

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.

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