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

Harvest progress in Great Britain

The latest commentary and data on GB harvest progress.

Harvest progress in Great Britain

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.

Is it better to incorporate or sell straw?

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

What you need to know about farm-saved seed

If you grow cereals or oilseed rape and use the harvested seed to establish a subsequent crop, it is called farm-saved seed (FSS). This guidance explains the rules, including the payments required, and provides top tips for success.

What you need to know about farm-saved seed

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

Top tips on contracts for sellers of cereals and oilseeds

How to avoid the most common problems associated with cereals and oilseeds sales contracts.

An introduction to grain contracts

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 and 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 testing training

Access the latest Grain Passport

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

Grain passport (standard and digital)