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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Prestigious National Awards for Local Farmers

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    Two Staffordshire farmers have proved that an attention to detail when growing crops pays off as they are named as winners in the national Yield Enhancement Network Competition.

    John Billington of Adbaston Hall, near Newport won a Bronze award for his 5.9t/ha yield of oilseed rape. Whilst Mark Swift of Red House Farm, High-Onn near Stafford won the best potential yield for his crop of winter wheat achieving 64% of the 15.8t/ha potential.