Frontier Blog

Welcome to the Frontier Agriculture Blog

Take extra care with field operations this spring

_SYL0052
The rain we've experienced over the last year has left many areas very wet and soil more vulnerable to damage. A planned and careful approach to sprin...
Continue reading
  609 Hits
  0 Comments
609 Hits
0 Comments

Polysulphate fertilisers could give pulse growers a spring boost

Fert-spreading
Sulphur is a key component of successful crop production; as important as nitrogen when it comes to planning nutrient applications. A multi-nutrient s...
Continue reading
  846 Hits
  0 Comments
846 Hits
0 Comments

Spring crop switch? Seeking information now will increase options

flooded-soils
We've experienced a quite extraordinary start to the cropping year and as I look at news reports showing land under water I can only imagine the exten...
Continue reading
  992 Hits
  0 Comments
992 Hits
0 Comments

Do you have a phosphorus problem?

SOYL-Frontier-Agricultural-4267
In the UK, we don't have a domestic supply of artificial phosphorous fertiliser and so are therefore reliant on imported sources of nutrient phosphoru...
Continue reading
  838 Hits
  0 Comments
838 Hits
0 Comments

Self sampling at harvest will help you market grain in the year ahead

grain-sampling
Harvest is the stage of the farming calendar that poses the most risk for arable businesses. From keeping everyone safe on a busy farm to getting your...
Continue reading
  1071 Hits
  0 Comments
1071 Hits
0 Comments

Give storage the same attention as yield in harvest conversations

wheat-3
With combines already rolling in some areas, conversations across offices, farms, agricultural shows and pubs are ramping up about the yield potential...
Continue reading
  1361 Hits
  0 Comments
1361 Hits
0 Comments

Working more efficiently in the field

recording-observations-covers
I spend a lot of time with farmers and agronomists talking about how they can be more efficient with their time. One of the ways they can achieve this...
Continue reading
  674 Hits
  0 Comments
674 Hits
0 Comments

Maximizing grassland production

grass
Much of the grass in Herefordshire, where I am based, suffered during the difficult weather conditions of 2018 and consequently producers should focus...
Continue reading
  795 Hits
  0 Comments
795 Hits
0 Comments

Nitrogen – can you manage risk and flex your profitability?

fert
New season 2019 It is likely we will see a higher starting value for ammonium nitrate fertiliser in the UK this year. Recent announcements on the cont...
Continue reading
  924 Hits
  0 Comments
924 Hits
0 Comments

OSR - The final nutrition decision

osr3
It has been somewhat of a harrowing year for the OSR crop, with wide spread establishment issues followed by flea beetle larval damage leading to a nu...
Continue reading
  1236 Hits
  0 Comments
1236 Hits
0 Comments

Surprise Easter weather increases risk of losses on liquid fertiliser

N-Protect-cover
The rise in temperatures forecast this weekend beckons the prospect of one of the warmest Easters on record. While many people's thoughts will turn to...
Continue reading
  1244 Hits
  0 Comments
1244 Hits
0 Comments

Managing lodging risk in cereals this spring

lodging1
Lodging is described by Berry, 1998 as "The permanent displacement of plant stems from the vertical" which "occurs on average once every four years in...
Continue reading
  868 Hits
  0 Comments
868 Hits
0 Comments

Variable crops will require a considered PGR approach this season

Frontier-Ingham-Sprayers-and-crops-may-2015-0271
​ Yet again a season has seemingly come at us with a fresh set of challenges. Personally, I don't think I've ever seen a 'normal' year and averages co...
Continue reading
  1077 Hits
  0 Comments
1077 Hits
0 Comments

The impact of flea beetle larvae

OSR
​ As if the adult population of cabbage stem flea beetle (CSFB) wasn't problematic enough last autumn when large areas of oilseed rape were written of...
Continue reading
  1465 Hits
  0 Comments
1465 Hits
0 Comments

Frontrunner - 25th January 2019

BLOG---Frontrunner-Post-Cover-Header
WHEAT Firm pound pushes old crop prices lower Brexit uncertainty continues to fuel huge shifts in the value of the pound. This week the pound apprecia...
Continue reading
  3771 Hits
  0 Comments
3771 Hits
0 Comments

DISCOVERING ICEBERGS at Frontier’s NRoSO sprayer operator days

sprayer4
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 ...
Continue reading
  1131 Hits
  0 Comments
1131 Hits
0 Comments

Foliar feed timings seen to increase maize yields

Frontier-Aylsham-2.7.2015-0184
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...
Continue reading
  991 Hits
  0 Comments
991 Hits
0 Comments

Beans to replace a failed WOSR crop?

Frontier-Aylsham-2.7.2015-0258
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...
Continue reading
  1352 Hits
  0 Comments
1352 Hits
0 Comments

The laws of physics or the rules of nature?

compliance
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 ...
Continue reading
  1388 Hits
  0 Comments
1388 Hits
0 Comments

Don’t overlook boron in your OSR crop this autumn

winter osr
Boron is a key nutrient for oilseed rape, with its main functions associated with aiding stem elongation and flowering. While these developments will ...
Continue reading
  1261 Hits
  0 Comments
1261 Hits
0 Comments

We use cookies to improve our website and your experience when using it. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Cookie Policy.

OK