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Midweek market report – 12th June 2019

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Of late, the primary wheat market driver has been the delayed US corn planting. Earlier this week, the trade patiently waited for two sets of data abo...
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Maximizing grassland production

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Much of the grass in Herefordshire, where I am based, suffered during the difficult weather conditions of 2018 and consequently producers should focus...
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Market report - 6th June 2019

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Disastrous planting conditions in the US continue to hamper progress. As of Monday, the reports were of 69% planted compared to the 96% average. It is...
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Midweek market report - 29th May 2019

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Globally, wheat prices have continued to rise on the back of the US corn planting pace. Currently the single market driver, corn planting progress is ...
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High res imagery; allowing innovation and intervention

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Remote sensing in agriculture is nothing new. However, with drones gaining more publicity over the last few years, some would argue it has felt somewh...
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22nd May 2019 - Midweek market report

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Tomorrow marks the last trading day for May London futures and, over the last few weeks, we've seen a large volume of futures tendered right the way f...
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OSR - The final nutrition decision

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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...
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Timeliness is next to Godliness

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It isn't news to emphasise that one of our key current challen ges is the well publicised yield plateau. Whenever the next thumping crop yield is anno...
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15th May 2019 - Midweek market report

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The USDA's first stab at 2019/20 world wheat and corn balance sheets last Friday indicated a boost of supplies and extended the recent weak price tren...
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8th May 2019 - Midweek market report

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UK feed wheat markets remain under pressure after Friday's sharp £3.80 futures sell-off. May LIFFE hasn't traded since then and open volume sitting on...
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Midweek market report - 24th April 2019

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While many of us enjoyed the Easter weekend weather, both winter and spring crops were looking very thirsty as the British Isles broke temperature rec...
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Mid-week market report - 10th April 2019

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The USDA published their April World Supply and Demand report yesterday and, as expected, it held bearish data – particularly for corn. World wheat pr...
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Mid-week market report - 3rd April 2019

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The UK market continues to be in a state of confusion regarding our wheat crop size, and Brexit. As we enter the final quarter of the cropping year, t...
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Variable rate drilling payback

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When it comes to drilling your next crop, do you consider the evenness of establishment in previous years and the consistency of your return on invest...
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Mid-week market report - 27th March 2019

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Global markets are increasingly focused on weather patterns and the size of the US fund short for fresh direction. Widespread flooding and below avera...
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The Variable Rate Seed myth

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We introduced variable rate seed over 15 years ago and the benefits, including that of a yield increase of 4.2% over flat rate drilling, are well docu...
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Managing lodging risk in cereals this spring

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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...
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Variable crops will require a considered PGR approach this season

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​ 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...
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Mid-week market report - 13th March 2019

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World wheat markets continued to move lower at the beginning of the week, extending the trend we have seen since the beginning of 2019. Speculative fu...
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The impact of flea beetle larvae

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​ 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...
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