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Spring crops market possibilities

A thought provoking article from Farmers Guardian on looking at spring crops potential focusing on barley, beans, oats and wheat. 2017 saw a jump of 9% in spring barley acreages according to the AHDB planting and variety survey. Unfortunately growers did not land up seeing the true potential of this crop. Some highlighted issues were [...]

By | 2018-01-04T12:42:37+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Oats News|Comments Off on Spring crops market possibilities

Spring Crops – an option to consider

Good article released in Farmers Weekly looking at spring cropping with specific mention on oats and naked oats. Growers should be looking to this option particularly as they show value in rotation and can offer great gross margin opportunities. Growers these days are looking at alternatives to secure on farm margin. When looking at how [...]

By | 2017-12-07T10:45:49+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Oats News|Comments Off on Spring Crops – an option to consider

Weed Suppression and Tolerance in Winter Oats

Nick Fradgley and co-authors look into the winter oat crops ability to tolerate weeds and suppress them. Looking to give insights and advice on weed management. In particular looking to take an agroecological approach. Oats have been said by many to be a very competitive crop, and with the lack of chemical control available this [...]

By | 2017-10-10T16:57:28+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Oats News|Comments Off on Weed Suppression and Tolerance in Winter Oats

Filling more kernels to increase oat yields!

Art McElroy, research co-ordinator at PhytoGene Resources, delves into how growers can boost oat yields by filling more kernels. Although this research is based in Canada, there may be lots for all of us to learn. Art asks the important questions on “What yield parameters were changing? What stresses could be causing these differences? Was there [...]

By | 2017-10-10T16:06:30+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Oats News|Comments Off on Filling more kernels to increase oat yields!

Conventional and Naked Oats Story so far…

A snapshot on Oats in a trying season Yields look decent Variable lodging and brackling reported Fusion, semi-dwarf naked oat, shines through as stiffest variety with decent grain Chemistry for grassweed control remains a challenge on the winter crop With what one can only call a variable season this year, oats have arguably come out [...]

By | 2017-09-15T11:57:34+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Oats News|Comments Off on Conventional and Naked Oats Story so far…