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  1. Crop Watch North – Farmers Weekly – Helen Brown

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    Helen BrownGood yields and poor weather sums up our harvest in Cumbria. Although we got off to a good start on the winter barley, thunder showers and wet ground conditions made the wheat and spring barley harvest trickier - with a significant proportion of crops battered down by the weather.

    The high-disease-pressure season was reflected in our trial site results, as the difference between fungicide-treated and untreated winter barley averaged 3.1t/ha, varying from 1.56 to 5.98t/ha between varieties.

  2. Undersowing Maize has Soil Health Benefits – Farmers Guardian – Jim Clark

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    Jim Clark MaizeHutchinsons trials in Cumbria are showing how a low-cost way of undersowing maize with Italian ryegrass could have significant benefits for soil health.

    The trials at the firm’s Smalmstown Farm demonstration site near Carlisle, kindly hosted by Mr & Mrs R Fisher, aim to find a cost-effective way of preventing the potential issues that can arise when bare maize stubbles are left over winter.

  3. Promoting the Very Best in Maize Production for the North – The Northern Farmer – Jim Clark

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    Maize Demo Day Hutchinsons CarlisleThe annual Hutchinsons northern maize trials demonstration day on Wednesday, September 11, at Smalmstown Farm, Longtown, near Carlisle, provides the chance to hear from a range of industry experts on how to improve the maize production, based on local trials.

    “Maize continues to be an increasingly popular crop as it becomes much more consistent to grow, so whether you are an established maize grower or looking at growing the crop for the first time, there will be much to take away from our trials day, “ said local agronomist Jim Clark.