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    Farm Management Handbook 2021/22

    The 42nd edition of the Farm Management Handbook is an essential tool for any progressive farm business, providing a comprehensive and up-to-date source of information for farmers, crofters, rural professionals,…

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    Crops & Soils Focus Group – Angus

    The Crops and Soils Focus Group provides an opportunity to get together with growers in your local area to discuss the latest developments within crops and soils helping to improve the profitability and resilience of your business. If you are interested to find out more, please contact Zach Reilly on 01307 464033

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    Crops and Soils Focus Group – South West

    The Crops and Soils Focus Group provides an opportunity to get together with growers in your local area to discuss the latest developments within crops and soils helping to improve the profitability and resilience of your business. If you are interested to find out more, please contact Lorna Galloway at Lorna.galloway@sac.co.uk or on 01776702649.

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    Stubble Management for Grass Weed Control

    There is not a single prescriptive course of action given there are so many farming and cropping systems each with differing objectives and timescales but, where stubble management is used for early grass weed control, certain principles in particular stale seedbeds (under the right conditions) can be effective in reducing the seed bank.

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    Winter Wheat – What to look for in Varieties for 2022 Harvest

    The distilling and soft feed varieties feed our main markets in Scotland and include some of the highest yielding examples in trials, but varieties for feed, biscuit and milling markets can include some useful agronomic traits as well as diversifying markets a bit. Some of the key varieties to consider are summarised in the article.

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    Winter Barley Variety Choices

    There has been really good progress in yield potential in some of the newer two and six row winter barley options for Scotland. Other agronomic traits are worth looking at too. Some carry specific weaknesses to key disease or differ markedly in standing strength. Early maturity can be important and we have also marked a few as doing particularly well on heavy soils.

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    Crops and Soils Focus Group – South West

    The Crops and Soils Focus Group provides an opportunity to get together with growers in your local area to discuss the latest developments within crops and soils helping to improve the profitability and resilience of your business.

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    Crops and Soils Focus Group – Borders

    The Crops and Soils Focus Group provides an opportunity to get together with growers from the borders to discuss the latest developments within crops and soils helping to improve the profitability and resilience of your business.

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    Crops and Soils Focus Group – Buchan and East Banffshire

    The Crops and Soils Focus Group provides an opportunity to get together with growers in your local area to discuss the latest developments within crops and soils helping to improve the profitability and resilience of your business. The sharing of technical information and management strategies will help members maximise the profitability and resilience of their business. 

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