Changes to Organic Derogations 

Posted: 1st July 2020

We flagged up in the intro to this year’s catalogue that the permitted percentage for derogations has been reduced to 50% for mixes containing forage species by DEFRA, and it’s worth bearing this in mind as we move towards the autumn sowing season. Last year was another challenging year ...
Join our Technical Manager, Sam Lane, on this free Soil Association webinar. About the Event  As we come out of one of the driest springs on record, heading into summer, Sam Lane from Cotswold Seeds will be joining us to discuss  forage options and do some future planning to make ...

Wireworms - Lifecycle & Management

Posted: 16th June 2020

Wireworms, the juvenile larvae of the click beetle (Elateridae) are a particular risk to crops which follow grass within a four year period. It’s believed that the wireworms feed on ploughed down grass for approximately six months, before moving to the surface to damage the next two crops, ...
Species of the Week: Milvus Red Clover has very good persistence. The Swiss plant breeders have used the Matenklee or mountain type Red Clover as a parent and have bred a variety which has been proved to last a full four years in the UK, ensuring it produces high quality forage for a number of ...
This period of warm, settled weather has created a window for hay making. But while it’s always a relief to get hay in the barn in dry conditions, early cutting can come with its own hazards. Some earlier hay crops like autumn sown westerwolds and Italian ryegrass are not as far through ...

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