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Cropwatch South – October 2020

October 16, 2020

We’ve certainly been glad to move on from the 2020 harvest. While extremely variable, it wasn’t actually as bad as we feared in many cases. Our November/December wheat drillings, in particular, were a pleasant surprise. A combination of better prices… Read more

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Fallacy of ‘income foregone’ payments for new ELMS revealed

October 5, 2020

Basing new Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS) payments on the age-old income foregone formula is unnecessary and will fail to deliver the desired public goods, warns a leading agricultural policy adviser. “Other than lack of imagination and ambition, there is… Read more

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Escaping the flea beetle threat

October 3, 2020

Companion cropping is providing oilseed rape on the Hampshire/Wiltshire border with good protection from cabbage stem flea beetle damage while preserving soil moisture to encourage early strong growth. Manager, Kevin Smith is looking to hide his oilseed rape under a… Read more

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Talking Agronomy – Jo Bell – October 2020

October 1, 2020

Mid-September and there’s just some linseed and beans to finish harvesting. As we feared, the August storms took their toll of some cereals. Oats were the worst hit, with up to 50% of the grain on the floor; a shame… Read more

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Time to think about boron

September 24, 2020

Following on from our article last week (view it here), about the positive early results from our work at Midloe Grange drilling OSR into long stubble, our Technical Team are keen to emphasise the importance of continuing to push firmly… Read more

A great autumn for our brand new mobile seed processing unit!

September 18, 2020

These pictures show our Farm Saved Seed team’s latest new build mobile seed processing unit, in action for the very first time over the last couple of weeks in Hampshire. We’re continually investing in the expansion of our nationwide fleet… Read more


Agrii would like to reassure you that all practical measures and facilities to minimise the risk to everyone from Covid-19 have been implemented across all Agrii sites.

We have listened to the expert advice and acted to protect our staff and the wider community and also to ensure that we continue to operate with minimal disruption for our customers. Our COVID-19 risk assessment detailing the measures we are taking can be viewed here. We are taking all necessary measures to ensure our high levels of service are maintained.

We would like to give a big thank you to our customers, suppliers and workforce for their pragmatic response and understanding during this difficult and testing time.