Lack of reliable data exposes cracks in supposed average UK yield and quality figures

August 3rd 2020

Harvest is in full force but, with such variation in growing conditions and varieties over the last few years, caution is strongly advised when looking at the figures for the upcoming marketing season. As harvest progresses around the northern hemisphere, I’m beginning to wonder if the words ‘average’ and ‘normal’ should be used when describing […]

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Import tariff issues and quality concerns could spell out market problems and grain shortages

July 1st 2020

While the grain markets are currently very uncertain ahead of the eventual Brexit, the fertiliser market is seeing strong uptake. After weeks of getting used to our new ‘normal’, focus is returning to what may happen post the end of December 2020, writes Openfield’s head of compliance, shipping and research, Cecilia Pryce. It looks like […]

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Covid-19: Suppliers coping well but markets are uncertain

June 4th 2020

After a much busier spring than was expected in the current circumstances, new season fertiliser campaigns are on the horizon while the wheat markets are looking a little more tricky. As the weeks tick down towards harvest 2020, markets are entering into the ‘uncertain’ phase, writes Openfield’s head of compliance, shipping and research, Cecilia Pryce. It […]

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Better buying, better selling – Dressed to impress

June 1st 2020

With oilseed rape facing a challenging autumn, every aspect of its establishment must be optimised, says Openfield, from variety information to the dressing that nurtures the seed. CPM reports on trials commissioned to ensure this. Finding the right variety is like finding the right partner, and it’s the personality you’re after. By Tom Allen-Stevens, editor of […]

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Moisture Meter Calibration Check: 2020

May 11th 2020

We are unable to hold any Moisture Meter Clinics this year, due to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19). If members would like to “Self Check” their moisture meter, we are able to send them known moisture checked samples to help. Members who would like to do this should please note the costs below and complete our online […]

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Never has the UK farming industry been under greater pressure to provide

April 1st 2020

Openfield’s Grain & Fertiliser update, featured in April’s Farmers Guide Magazine. First the weather, then Brexit, and now a global viral threat to life. As a result, British farmers are even more vital than ever, while battling challenging conditions – both in the field and in terms of trade. A global crisis seems an extreme […]

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