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  1. 2019 Omnia Precision Agronomy Award open for entries - British Guild of Agricultural Journalists - David Hutchinson

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    The British Guild of Agricultural Journalists’ 2019 Omnia Precision Agronomy Award, sponsored by Hutchinsons’ Omnia Precision Agronomy, is open for entries.

    Entries are open to any Guild member who has had a feature about precision farming technologies in arable agriculture or horticulture published or broadcast between 1 August 2018 and 1 August 2019.

    The award reflects the growing use and importance of precision farming technologies in growing crops, and the need for agricultural journalists to report on its intricacies and potential with clarity.There is a £1,000 prize for the winning article and £500 for the runner up, with the results to be announced at this year’s Guild Harvest Lunch in London on 17 October.

  2. 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.

  3. Cereals 2019: Champion Beet Grower Hits 109t/ha in Tough Year – Farmers Weekly – Darryl Shailes

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    1262019-Beet-Yield-Winner-Left-to-Right-Darryl-Shailes-of-Hutchinsons-with-Mark Means is the winner of the second British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO) Beet Yield Challenge, managing to deliver a winning yield of 109.7t/ha, achieving 97% of crop potential in what was a very challenging year. 

    The impressive yield was achieved in a season that saw crops being drilled later than usual followed by a summer drought.

  4. Recycled Sewage and Newspaper Crumble Help Norfolk Farmer Grow Award-Winning Bread Wheat - Eastern Daily Press - Alex Wilcox

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    Alex wilcoxA Norfolk farmer has revealed the secrets behind his award-winning crop of bread wheat - including using recycled sewage and newspapers to boost organic matter in his soil.

    Alex Wilcox farms 250ha at Hill Farm at Stowbridge near Downham Market, part of the Norfolk County Farms estate, and he is also a senior agronomist for Hutchinsons, advising on 25,000 acres of land across the East of England.

    He took first place in the Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) milling wheat quality challenge with a crop of Crusoe which yielded 12.2 tonnes per hectare, with a protein level of 13.1pc.

  5. Consistency is key for successful milling wheat - Alex Wilcox - Anglia Farmer

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    • Match top nutrition to wheat variety
    • Profit and investment vital for future
    • Good opportunities to supply millers

    Eastern region growers from three counties celebrated success at this year's recent AHDB Milling Wheat Conference – highlighting the importance of good links between farmers and millers to produce excellent quality bread for consumers.