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Frontrunner - 7th December 2018

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WHEAT UK markets trade a narrow range Domestic and futures markets traded in a narrow range this week with the benchmark LIFFE finding a level around ...
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DISCOVERING ICEBERGS at Frontier’s NRoSO sprayer operator days

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Our ever-popular sprayer operator days will soon be upon us. As well as a great lunch and sufficient NRoSO points to ensure status on the register is ...
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Frontrunner - 30th November 2018

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WHEAT Security of supply in December Domestic wheat markets remain focused on securing short term supply through December as logistics have become a c...
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Balgonie: an Interreg North Sea Region PARTRIDGE project

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As part of my role as a Kings advisor, one of the great things I am involved with is the Balgonie grey partridge project in Fife. Balgonie features as...
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Frontrunner - 23rd November 2018

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WHEAT Encouraging price rally for UK wheat After an initial bearish start to the week, UK wheat prices eventually staged an impressive four day rally....
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Grow your precision strategy at CropTec 2018

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SOYL has been exhibiting at CropTec since it first started back in 2013. In the four times that it has been held since, the show has grown considerabl...
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Frontrunner - 16th November 2018

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WHEAT Global markets less volatile Wheat markets traded within a narrow range this week, with global prices closing either side of unchanged. As harve...
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Foliar feed timings seen to increase maize yields

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For some people maize is perhaps seen as a somewhat less worthy crop when it comes to allocating management time and resources. Getting it in, being c...
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Beans to replace a failed WOSR crop?

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In numerous counties, the effects of the long, hot summer and the onslaught of cabbage stem flea beetle (CSFB) on oilseed rape crops are still being f...
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Frontrunner - 9th November 2018

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WHEAT 'Bears' 1 vs. 'Bulls' nil this week World markets have had to digest another USDA WASDE data release that was not bullish for wheat markets. Red...
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Farmer Cluster Conference 2018

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Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the Farmer Cluster Conference. Held at the Birmingham and Midland Institute on 1 st November, the event was...
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Not all grain pools are the same

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Selling via pools helps to take away some of the risk associated with trading in an open market. They can form a key part of your grain marketing stra...
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Supplementary feeding farmland birds

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The widespread decline of some of our most prominent farmland birds such as grey partridge, yellowhammer, tree sparrow and linnet is well known. A lea...
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Manage your risk in a post-Brexit marketplace

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For many farmers, November is often the month for completing odd jobs around the farm that were likely neglected throughout harvest and the drilling s...
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Lime product options

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At the beginning of August, I wrote a blog on the importance of correcting your pH and the benefits that this can bring to you and your land. Lime spr...
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Integrating new policy into the modern farming business

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This blog was first featured as an article in the November issue of Three Counties Farmer : The sun has continued to shine. As I write, the ...
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Frontrunner - 2nd November 2018

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WHEAT Russian rumours rumble on The world's leading wheat exporter has played a major part influencing prices this season. Wheat yields slashed by adv...
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The laws of physics or the rules of nature?

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When I was a lad at school the laws of physics, including Newton's third rule " for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, " seemed of ...
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Frontrunner - 26th October 2018

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WHEAT Ensus announcement weighs on prices in the North On Monday, CropEnergies announced that their Ensus bioethanol plant in Teeside would pause prod...
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Don’t overlook boron in your OSR crop this autumn

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Boron is a key nutrient for oilseed rape, with its main functions associated with aiding stem elongation and flowering. While these developments will ...
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