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  1. Harper wins 2019 Cereals Challenge - AgriTradeNews - David Hutchinson, Dick Neale, Matt Ward

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    Harper Adams - Cereals Challenge WinnersA team of Harper Adams University students has won Hutchinsons’ 2019 Cereals Challenge. Runner up Newcastle University won the company’s separate Environmental Challenge. The Royal Agricultural University was third.

    Five colleges – Harper, Newcastle, Riseholme College, the Royal and Writtle University College – competed to grow the best virtual crop of spring barley while managing problematic blackgrass.

  2. Harper Adams takes the 2019 Cereals Challenge title – Agronomist & Arable Farmer – Matt Ward

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    Harper Adams - Cereals Challenge WinnersHarper Adams University have won the 2019 Cereals Challenge by growing the best virtual crop of spring barley to manage problematic black-grass. Newcastle University took second place and also won the separate Environmental Challenge.

    The winning team from Harper Adams University made up of Dan Hawes, George Atkey, Danny Richardson and Tom Kirby were presented with the prestigious Cereals Challenge trophy and £1000 prize money to share, plus an additional £500 for the College, by David Hutchinson, Hutchinsons chairman and Matt Cobbald of Velcourt, at an awards ceremony on the first day of the Cereals Event. 

  3. Increase Yields and Profitability – Farmers Guide

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    Cereals_2019_Logo-Horizontal_Details_CMYKTrial results that reveal how to increase yields and improve profitability will be available to discuss at this year's Hutchinsons stand at Cereals.

    By comparing variably drilled wheat alongside a farm standard rate on spilt fields and taking them to yield, the statistically-valid work has proven that using Omnia Precision Agronomy can increase yields by an average of 0.6t/ha, worth £99/ha (based on wheat at £165/t). In this particular trial, costs of production were also reduced, by as much as £28/t, says Hutchinsons.

    Terramap is a soil scanning and mapping service available exclusively through Hutchinsons and Omnia. Terramap will be launched at Cereals.

  4. The Silent Call of the Soil - CPM - Oliver Wood, Jim Woodward, Lewis McKerrow

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    TerraMap - SoilOptix Passive SensorEver wondered what your soil is trying to tell you? CPM profiles a new service, using a tool that picks up a soil’s unique signature to give a window on its world.

    A certain amount of care is applied as the sodium-iodine crystal, encased in its carbon fibre tube, is placed in the foam-filled carry case, ready to move to the next site. It lies at the heart of what Hutchinsons believes is a “game-changing” soil-mapping service, that will quite literally unearth a wealth of spatial data that’s never before been captured.