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Growers advised to crimp unevenly ripened cereals

Some spring cereals in parts of the UK are ripening so unevenly this year that many growers are expected to face problems with their harvest or storage.

Farmers in this situation are faced with the option of waiting for the entire crop to reach the dry grain stage by which time harvest may be late, some of the crop will be over-ripe and 
in-field losses are likely to be high, or harvesting before the entire crop is ripe and potentially experiencing heating in storage.

Growers advised to crimp unevenly ripened cereals

Some spring cereals in parts of the UK are ripening so unevenly this year that many growers are expected to face problems with their harvest or storage. Farmers in this situation are faced with the option of waiting for the entire crop to reach the dry grain stage by which time harvest may be late, some of the crop will be over-ripe and in-field losses are likely to be high, or harvesting before the entire crop is ripe and potentially experiencing heating in storage. A third alternative of running the grain through a dryer is likely to be particularly expensive as some grains will inevitab

Evolution, not revolution, in crimped grain preservatives

Many of the things we take for granted in our modern lives have evolved over time.

The wheel, for instance, has been around for millennia. But transforming it from a roughly hewn disc of stone or wood into a high-performance lightweight alloy rim has been an evolutionary process - the product of initiative, innovation and a desire to make something that performs better than its predecessor.

Preservation of Home-Grown Cereals: Crimping or Urea-Treating?

An article by Dr Horst Auerbach, International Silage Consultancy (ISC), Wettin-Löbejün, Germany.

Silage compactor receives award for innovation

John Robertson, chairman of the judges praised the efficacy and simplicity of the SilaPactor, and said: “In all respects it’s a great device and for the cost involved it’s good value for money – you are winning in all directions.”

Greening - A new opportunity for livestock farmers?

CAP reform will be implemented in 2015 and, as everyone affected will be aware by now, the Single Payment Scheme (SPS) is to be replaced by the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS), about 30% of which will require adherence to the new ‘greening’ rules. It is important to realise that these rules are compulsory, so if you haven’t already investigated how they will affect your farming operations from next year it would be well worth doing so in the near future.

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Five essentials to making good silage

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