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Sustainability Trials Highlight Major Opportunities for Improving Breadwheat Nutrient Use Efficiency

November 4, 2022

Almost 9t/ha of wheat well within the Group 1 specification from just 164kg/ha of nitrogen is perfectly possible, even with late-October sowing and a particularly challenging season. This is the experience of the latest series of replicated trials at Agrii’s… Read more

Tailored Nutrition Shows its value in latest iFarm trials

October 24, 2022

Tailored winter OSR and wheat nutrition is showing excellent returns on investment from the strategic use of foliar nutrients well beyond traditional programmes at the Bishop Burton iFarm in East Yorkshire. Additional autumn copper and early summer calcium applied to… Read more

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Latest Trials Confirm Valuable Winter Cropping Gains from Improving Spring Nutrient Availability

October 15, 2022

Improving the availability of phosphate and key micro-nutrients in the spring can markedly improve the performance and nitrogen use efficiency of winter wheat, barley and oilseed rape on higher pH soils, according to the latest series of Green Horizon trials… Read more

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Trials highlight role of Polysulphate in enabling reduced nitrogen rates in milling wheat

October 1, 2022

Work by Agrii suggests growers should not fear nitrogen limits in meeting grain protein targets.  Decades of conventional wisdom about how to fertilise milling wheat for yield and grain protein is set to be challenged after initial trials by Agrii… Read more

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Latest Trials Underline Perennial Grass Importance in AB15 Mixes

July 15, 2022

Failure to balance AB15 Stewardship mixes sufficiently with perennial grasses may seriously compromise their effectiveness in managing problem grassweeds, confirm the latest replicated farm trials. The field-scale trials on ground with historic grassweed problems run by farmed environment specialist, Marek… Read more

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Direct drilling into heavy clays is a battle still to be won

June 29, 2022

Eight years of trials with cover crops and direct drilling has prompted more questions than answers. The soil advisers at Agrii like to remind me that there is more to direct drilling than simply placing the seed into uncultivated ground…. Read more

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Vale of York Farm Gets Huge Confidence Boost as National Ryegrass Weed Management Centre

June 5, 2022

At North Hall Farm, Appleton Roebuck, devoting 23ha of productive but demanding land with serious Italian ryegrass problems to a national centre for sustainably managing this troublesome weed has given the Vale of York family business a huge confidence boost…. Read more

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Research Shows Key to Maximising Liquid Fertiliser Sustainability

March 28, 2022

Cutting all three sources of farmland nitrogen loss, boosting both soil fungal activity and crop performance, and improving operating efficiencies in one simple, highly cost-effective step? Far from a pipedream, this is the sustainability-maximising reality of a specialist nitrogen stabiliser… Read more

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Kinross iFarm Update – May 2021

May 17, 2021

Agronomist and iFarm coordinator Iain Anderson with a look at the OSR and Cereal plots on the new Kinross iFarm May 6th 2021 Cereals  OSR 

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Dorset iFarm update – SB trials & OSR trial

April 13, 2021

In this video (03:48 mins) Tom Perrott (Regional Fertiliser Coordinator) and Mat Hutchings (Dorset iFarm Coordinator) introduce you to the nutrient use efficiency trials in Spring Barley at the Dorset iFarm near Blandford, followed by an update on the OSR… Read more

Kinross iFarm Update – April 2021

April 7, 2021

Agronomist and iFarm coordinator Iain Anderson with a look at the new iFarm site in Kinross.

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Kinross Spring Update

March 8, 2021

Agronomist and iFarm coordinator Iain Anderson gives us an update from the field at our NEW Kinross ifarm site. 

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Ludlow plots emerging from the snow!

February 5, 2021

Photos from Digby Oliver, iFarm coordinator at Ludlow, showing the oat and the wheat plots emerging from under the snow, all looking well luckily!

Winter hybrid rye

December 17, 2020

Bartonfields agronomist Richard Derbyshire discusses the benefits and options for growing winter hybrid rye, including its possibilities as a third cereal and for pig and poultry feed.

Low footprint farming

December 17, 2020

Update from Richard Derbyshire, Bartonfields iFarm Coordinator Beef cattle born and bred on farm in Leicestershire, raised outdoors all summer on grass in a closed suckler herd. Brought inside in the last month to be finished mainly on home produced… Read more

OSR update from the Bartonfields iFarm

December 4, 2020

Richard Derbyshire, December 2020 Here we have 3 randomly selected plants from the strip of Extremus winter oilseed rape at the Bartonfields iFarm. The first photo is of a crop that was untreated with autumn nutrition and the second is… Read more

Eyemouth iFarm WB and WW update

October 30, 2020

Here are some pictures from Greig Baird out on the Eyemouth iFarm Winter Wheat and tussocks plots, showing how they protect the tussocks from the crows. The second image shows a view of the Winter Barley. Our tussock trials may… Read more

Drilling the winter wheat trials at the Bartonfields iFarm

October 20, 2020

The winter wheat trials were drilled last Thursday 16th October (see video below -54 seconds) at the Bartonfields iFarm, Church Broughton, near Derby. 20 different varieties were drilled, including BYDV tolerant RGT Wolverine, best standing variety KWS Parkin and RGT… Read more

Latest news from the Ludlow iFarm

October 20, 2020

Autumn 2020 at Ludlow iFarm. What a difference a year makes! Last year we struggled to plant the plots at Gatley Farms into a far from ideal seed bed in November. This year, 560 trial plots have been planted in… Read more

iFarm Results – harvest 2020

October 19, 2020

We’ll be holding a series of webinars over the Autumn/Winter period to update customers on the results from our iFarm trials this year. Please look out for your invitation through the post and in your inbox over the next few… Read more

Kent ifarm update

October 14, 2020

The stripper header story continues. Neil Harper comments on the drilling and subsequent emergence of winter oilseed rape into the stripped straw field in Kent. This is the 2nd year of drilling into stripped straw following the 2nd wheat last… Read more

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Update from Black Isle iFarm

September 9, 2020

Update from iFarm Coordinator John Mason, 8th September 2020 The OSR, wheat and barley was cut two-three days ago at the Black Isle iFarm. We have now sown the WOSR which has come up nicely. We’re planning to drill the… Read more

Throws Farm trials update

September 9, 2020

Harvest at Throws Farm and surrounding sites in the South have almost come to an end with just the spring linseed and speciality crops to be combined. The trials team have now completed the OSR drilling and some early cereals… Read more

North East England ifarms update

September 8, 2020

The cover crops were drilled  on 4th September at Gateshead.  The WOSR  plots have been sown at Longhirst.  The trials include buckwheat, vetch, fenugreek and OSR with different inclusions. Please get in touch for more information.        … Read more

Ludlow iFarm Trials Update

June 12, 2020

The Ludlow iFarm trials are progressing well – here are some photos from Digby Oliver,  iFarm Coordinator at the site. Click on the thumbnails to view the full size photo. There is much more to come from Ludlow and our… Read more

Cover crops at Winderton iFarm

June 11, 2020

Winderton iFarm Coordinator Sarah Hookway gives an update on the cover crops at this trials site – sown to replace the failed OSR trials. Find out more at our summer virtual iFarm events – sign up now here. Many thanks… Read more

South West iFarm Trials Update

June 9, 2020

Agrii’s South West iFarm Coordinator, John Harper, gives an update on the Maize, Winter Barley and Winter Wheat Tussock trials at our South West iFarm site in Saltash. Maize Variety Trial Winter Barley Variety Trial Winter Wheat Tussock Trial

Winderton iFarm – May 2020 update

May 22, 2020

iFarm agronomist Sarah Hookway and host farmer Ed Walton, give an update on how the spring barley plots are faring at the Winderton iFarm, located near Banbury. There are a range of spring barley trials at the site, looking at… Read more

South West iFarm trials update

May 22, 2020

Agrii’s South West iFarm Coordinator, John Harper, gives an update on the Winter Oats, Spring Barley, Winter Barley and Winter Wheat trials at our South West iFarm site in Saltash. Winter Oats Spring Barley Winter Barley Winter Wheat

Latest news from Ludlow iFarm Trials

May 13, 2020

T1 applied today at the Ludlow iFarm.  

Latest news from Ludlow iFarm Trials

April 28, 2020

The Ludlow iFarm trials are progressing well – here are some photos from Digby Oliver,  iFarm Coordinator at the site.   Click on the thumbnails to view the full size photo.  

Oldmeldrum ifarm as seen by RHIZA Digital

April 23, 2020

The iFarm at Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire is showing up perfectly on RHIZA Digital The trial plots and newly cultivated headland for a grass margin clearly visible. Ideal for vari N and spotting issues in large fields.

Dorset iFarm: spring barley and oat trials update

April 21, 2020

Agrii’s Dorset iFarm Coordinator, Mathew Hutchings, gives an update on the spring oat and barley variety trials, and the barley nitrogen response trials.

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South West iFarm barley trials update

April 21, 2020

Agrii’s South West iFarm Coordinator, John Harper, gives an update on how the barley plots at our Saltash iFarm site are progressing.

Dorset iFarm winter wheat trials update

April 20, 2020

iFarm agronomist Mathew Hutchings provides an update on how the winter wheat trials are faring at our Dorset iFarm site, looking at disease levels in the different varieties in the trial plots.

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South Wales iFarm OSR update

April 20, 2020

South Wales agronomist, Chris Taylor, gives an update on the OSR plots at our Bridgend iFarm site.

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Sunk Island Spring Barley Drilling – March 2020

April 20, 2020

Sunk Island, Holderness Jim Carswell, R&D Manager for the Northern Region gives viewers an overview of the Spring Barley drilling at our Holderness iFarm site.

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Winderton iFarm update – April 2020

April 9, 2020

The spring barley (ten varieties at 375 seeds/m2) and replicated oat variety trials were drilled at our Winderton iFarm site (west of Banbury) on 27th March. We are also looking at three different summer cover crop options on this farm… Read more

Norfolk iFarm Update April 2020

April 8, 2020

Agronomist Darren Hooker introduces the work being undertaken by our team in East Anglia.

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Black Isle ifarm update March 2020

April 1, 2020

Our northernmost agronomist, John Mason gives a quick introduction to the site and plots at our Black Isle ifarm site in the North of Scotland.

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Leadenham iFarm update – 30th March 2020

March 30, 2020

An introduction to the Leadenham ifarm site given by Agronomist Fred Fowler

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New site for Agrii’s South West iFarm

March 30, 2020

This year Agrii’s South West iFarm has moved from Taunton, Somerset to WH Bond & Sons Ltd. at Trerule Farm, near Saltash in south east Cornwall. We’re not able to hold an iFarm event at the site at the moment,… Read more

Agrii iFarm events and the Coronavirus outbreak

March 27, 2020

Unfortunately, due to the current global Coronavirus crisis, we won’t be holding any events at our iFarm sites until further notice. However, we’ll be updating this page regularly with news, pictures, videos and stories from our trials sites across the… Read more