Crop Confidential

Farm trials show HW benefits

Farmers across the county have been visiting Hybrid Wheat farm trial open days to learn more about the economic case for growing Hybrid Wheat on land that normally limits high yields. Stanway Hall near Colchester is farmed by Robert Davidson … Continue reading

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Builder’s sand best for badgers… and Hybrid Wheat

Well worked badger sets expose sharp building sand on Builderland farmed by Stephen and Adam Norris near Clare on the Suffolk/Essex border; less than ideal for growing quality winter wheat. It may, on the other hand, be a suitable proving … Continue reading

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Hybrid Wheat makes UK ‘top five’ on ‘blow away sand’

Last season British record holder Tim Lamyman achieved yields of almost 13t/Ha growing Hystar hybrid wheat on Tumby sands near Horncastle in Lincolnshire; an area better known for its sand quarries than its wheat growing potential. Representing an increase of … Continue reading

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Hybrid Wheat winner

Robert Kendall, who farms at Shiptonthorpe in Yorkshire, is the winner of the Hybrid Wheat competition held at this year’s LAMMA event. Mr Kendall will receive sufficient seed to grow 5 ha of Hybrid Wheat for next harvest.

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Autumn Grower Guidelines

Latest guidelines for growing the Hybrid Wheat varieties Hystar, Hyteck and Hybery are now available in the ‘download‘ area. Information on site selection and positioning within the rotation, optimum drilling window, seed bed conditions, pest, weed and disease control are … Continue reading

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Hybrid Wheat proves a consistent performer

Consistency, irrespective of the vagaries of the weather or challenging soil types, is one of the main benefits of growing hybrid wheat. Across the Anglian region three-year averages – including this year’s harvest – are now available for Hystar and … Continue reading

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Tomorrow’s Hybrid Wheat on show

Read our summer 2014 newsletter below and find out more about the latest developments in Hybrid Wheat.    

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Cereals 2014 winner

David Markham, who farms near Dorking, is the winner of the Hybrid Wheat competition at this year’s Cereals event. Mr Markham will receive sufficient seed to grow 5 ha of Hybrid Wheat for next harvest.  

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Hybrid Wheat open days

The national Hybrid Wheat open day is at Cowlinge, near Newmarket, on Wednesday 2nd July 2014. The open day starts at 10.30am with lunch available from 12pm to 1.30pm. The last tour will begin at 3pm. This year there is much … Continue reading

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Come and see us at the Essex Young Farmers show

There will be a warm welcome on our stand at the Essex Young Farmers Country Show on Sunday 18 May, Boyton Hall, Roxwell. You will find us beside the main ring and we will have a BBQ, hot drinks and … Continue reading

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