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  1. Tips on picking the right winter barley variety – Farmers Weekly – David Bouch

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    David Bouch (2)Winter barley growers are spoilt for choice this autumn, with the largest range of varieties on the AHDB Recommended List for some years.

    Of the 24 varieties, there are a dozen two-rows, along with the largest range of hybrids ever recommended, with seven to choose from.

    Just four years ago, there was only one hybrid, Volume, on the list.

    For growers in the North, straw yield and earliness of maturity are as important as yield, while hybrids have proved popular in the East as farmers battle blackgrass.

    But what about the South...

  2. Trials show value of integrated approach amidst higher disease pressure - Agronomist & Arable Farmer - Helen Brown, Stewart MacIntyre, Bob Bulmer

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    Visitors at Carlisle RTCThe value of using a robust fungicide programme and selecting varieties with good disease resistance has been clearly demonstrated in Hutchinsons trials near Carlisle.

    Disease pressure at the firm’s Regional Technology Centre has been far higher than during the dry conditions of last spring, giving growers attending a recent open day the perfect opportunity to investigate which varieties best suit this region.

  3. Trials Hope to 'Tick the Boxes' for Variety Choice – The Scottish Farmer – Stewart Macintyre

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    Stewart MacIntyreA preview of series of open days next month has given a hint as to which wheat, barley and oilseed rape varieties best suit the growing conditions of northern England and Scotland.

    Many leading varieties on the Recommended List are being trialled at Hutchinsons regional technology centres in Carlisle, Alnwick and Morton-on-Swale, with all three sites opening their doors in June to let growers compare the merits of each before deciding what to grow this autumn.

    Hutchinsons northern Seeds Manager, Stewart Macintyre, has given us the ‘pick' of some of his winter variety choices for this region. 

  4. Focus of Demonstrations – The Northern Farmer – Helen Brown, Lewis McKerrow

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    Helen Brown - Thumbnail CropwatchThe annual Hutchinsons Carlisle crop demonstration open day is to be held at Midtown Farm, Kirkbampton, Carlisle, on Tuesday, June 18.

    Demonstrations will focus on four key topics: the latest winter wheat, barley and spring barley varieties, seed rate trials, the role of forage yield mapping and the newest precision farming tools.

  5. 2019 Seeds and Varieties – South East Farmer – David Bouch

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    David_Bouch Hutchinsons Seeds Manager 0217David Bouch, Hutchinsons National Seed Manager looks ahead to crop and varietal selections for the coming drilling season and picks some highlights.

    Important winter wheats to consider this autumn include KWS Extase which is a Group 2 with very high untreated yields. It has excellent Septoria tritici resistant rating (8.1) plus good yellow rust resistance, grain quality and standing ability.

    If growers have been growing Siskin, David suggests that you move some acreage to KWS Extase and benefit from its higher yield. However, KWS Extase needs securing now.

  6. The Routes to Higher Crop Yields Revealed – Cumberland News – Helen Brown, Lewis McKerrow

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    Field Walking - northThe annual Hutchinsons Carlisle crop demonstration open day promises a fascinating insight into how yields can be improved through variety selection, targeted agronomy and precision technology.

    The event is being held at Midtown Farm, Kikbampton, on Tuesday June 18, by kind permission of the Brown Family.

    Demostrations will cover four key topics; the latest winter wheat, barley and spring barley varieties, seed rate trials, the role of forage yield mapping and the newest precision farming tools from Hutchinsons.

  7. The Routes to Higher Crop Yields Revealed – Cumberland News – Helen Brown, Lewis McKerrow

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    The annual Hutchinsons Carlisle crop demonstration open day promises a fascinating insight into how yields can be improved through variety selection, targeted agronomy and precision technology.

    The event is being held at Midtown Farm, Kikbampton, on Tuesday June 18, by kind permission of the Brown family.

    Demonstrations will cover four key topics: the latest winter wheat, barley and spring barley varieties, seed rate trials, the role of forage yield mapping and the newest precision farming tools from Hutchinsons.