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A Profile of Honeydale Farm featured in Law & Land Magazine

A Profile of Honeydale Farm featured in Law & Land Magazine

Securing the long term future of British farming “The UK is one of best countries in the world for mixed, sustainable…

Soil Workshop @ Cotswold Seeds!

Soil Workshop @ Cotswold Seeds!

Come along to a one day workshop hosted by the Soil Association and Cotswold Seeds, and including lunch and a farm walk.  ‘Soil…

Supplementary Farmland Bird Feeding Project

Supplementary Farmland Bird Feeding Project

In partnership with other Oxfordshire farms, we’re conducting an experiment over the next few months to determine the best way to…

MPs at Honeydale

MPs at Honeydale

Ian Wilkinson and Sam Lane met with Therese Coffey, MP and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at DEFRA, and Robert Courts, MP for West…

Ian Wilkinson addresses National Trust’s Food & Farming Plenary

Ian Wilkinson addresses National Trust’s Food & Farming Plenary

Yesterday Ian Wilkinson spoke at the National Trust’s Food & Farming Plenary on ‘The forage plants that work for…

Soil Experts

Soil Experts

Five members of the Cotswold Seeds team have just completed a three day intensive course on soil microbiology, looking at everything, from…

On Track at Honeydale Farm

On Track at Honeydale Farm

Work will begin this week on the new entrance to Honeydale Farm. The new track will replace the existing one to improve road safety since…

Rye Time

Rye Time

Pleased to announce that this year’s supply of rye will be available in the next couple of days, ahead of it becoming widely…

On Your Bike

On Your Bike

We’ve been drilling Ryegrass (Westerwold) and vetch at Honeydale Farm today before the rain forecast for this weekend. It’s to…

Bags of Choice

Bags of Choice

Our durable Cotswold Seed bags have always been very popular, with many farmers finding multiple uses for them after they’ve been…

Not too late to sow Early Fold Root Mixture

Not too late to sow Early Fold Root Mixture

Root mixtures like Early Fold are excellent for winter grazing. At Honeydale, we used Early Fold in our eight year crop rotation, the catch…

Swift Arrival

Swift Arrival

We’ve sold out of Redstart but the replacement, Swift, will be in stock towards the end of the week.  The rape and kale hybrid…

Rye Supply: Order Now While Stocks Last

Rye Supply: Order Now While Stocks Last

The dry spring and wetish summer has meant that the harvest has been difficult for many this year. But we’re now entering the narrow…

Herbal Ley for Cutting

Herbal Ley for Cutting

Farmer James Foote was prompted to contact us earlier this year after seeing our various discussions regarding herbal leys on social media.…

Controlling Annual Weeds in Spring Sown Leys

Controlling Annual Weeds in Spring Sown Leys

The slow, cold and extremely dry spring has caused some spring sown reseeds to struggle this year in parts of the UK.  The lack of…

Amazing with Maize

Amazing with Maize

If you’re growing maize, drilling grass into a standing maize crop can bring multiple benefits and now is the perfect time to sow…

Haymaking in the Heat

Haymaking in the Heat

The hot weather in the middle of June has really helped with hay-making. A two year Italian Ryegrass Ley sown in Autumn last year has…

1st Cut Silage - Getting the Job Done!

1st Cut Silage - Getting the Job Done!

In the last two weeks we have seen plenty of silage being cut. Local farmer and contractor Alan Smith cut Italian ryegrass on the 22nd…

Cotswold Seeds at Cereals

Cotswold Seeds at Cereals

Come at see us at Cereals to talk about livestock in the arable rotation and more. We're sharing a stand with the NSA.   

Back from Grassland & Muck

Back from Grassland & Muck

We’ve just returned from two great days at Grassland & Muck 2017. In a first for the Royal Agricultural Society’s biennial…