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The best strategy for banishing black grass & maximising yields

Black grass is an unwanted but familiar sight on many arable farms across the UK. It is one of the most prolific weeds in England, with 63%* of farmers stating they have issues with the plant. Although there isn’t a miracle answer to your black grass problem, we can shed light on the best strategies for decreasing black grass [...]

Why is land drainage so important to UK farmers?

The importance of land drainage to the UK farming sector has never been so high. With commodity prices remaining low and the added uncertainty around what Brexit could bring, the focus now needs to be on controlling input costs and maximising yield and quality. Good land drainage facilitates all three: Reducing input costs Maximising yields Maximising quality It all starts from the soil up If [...]

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Low commodity prices impact demand for land drainage

Low commodity prices are having an impact on the demand for land drainage. With commodity prices at an all time low, some farms have this year chosen to rest their land and instead invest in land drainage to maximise crop yields once prices return.   Our MD, Andrew Cotterill, commented: “This year we’ve seen a number of farms hold off on planting [...]

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