Sowing & Growing - Horse Pasture Overseeding

Posted: 19th September 2018

Overseeding can be a very useful, low cost way of improving existing equine pasture, which may have become thin and tired with age or damaged through over-grazing and late August to mid September is a good time to overseed, when the existing grass is slowing down. The key to successful overseeding ...
With ongoing concerns about the shortage of forage this winter, it’s worth taking advantage of opportunities to fill the winter forage gap and begin building up forage stocks as a buffer for the coming months. A positive outcome of the very wet winter and exceptionally hot and dry spring ...

Buckwheat for Couch Control Field Lab

Posted: 13th September 2018

Ian Wilkinson attended an Innovative Farmers field lab at Purton House yesterday, investigating the potential for buckwheat, and other crops, to reduce couch grass infestations.  Couch is a real problem for low input farming systems. Buckwheat is a fast growing plant used as a cover crop to ...
Our customers have posted some interesting observations on Twitter over the past few weeks. At the beginning of July, a third generation sheep and arable farmer from Hill Farm in Warwickshire reported on Twitter that ‘Herbal leys are the only thing left growing on our farm. Proving how deep ...

New Website Features

Posted: 21st August 2018

You should have received the latest issue of our Broadcast newsletter by now, which features an introduction to our new website. We know from talking to customers that people value the wealth of knowledge offered by our technical advisors, as well as our specialist and bespoke mixtures, and the ...

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