In The main the spring cereal and pulse drilling campaign has gone well, with just the last few bits of more challenging heavier soil left to drill. With most things now sown in readiness for harvest ‘15 it is perhaps the time to start thinking about cropping for harvest ’16.
Latest Agronomic Updates
2 weeks 5 days ago
Early Spring Update, Feb 26th
Following what has been yet another very wet winter, there remain plenty of bare fields in the south east. This coupled with the wet weather now is starting to force growers away from trying to late plant winter wheat. As such with the combination of bad weather and more spring cropping planned spring seed stocks have remained tight, particularly wheat and beans.2 months 6 days ago
Winter Update.4 months 3 weeks ago
During the driest September on record it is apparent that there has been a great deal of wheat drilled in the south east corner, most of which into very dry seedbeds, which are now very grateful for the rain we are now getting. However, in general Wheat establishment seems good. OSR establishment appears to have been variable with some horror stories involving flea beetle and slug damage/ annihilation whereas others seem to have got away nicely with good plant populations- it is perhaps worth considering how to manage forward crops at this stage.6 months 3 weeks ago
September Update 3rd edition
With Harvest Slowly drawing to a close we can start to focus more on the 14/15 season. Especially with Oilseed Rape plantings now in full flow (where the weather allows!) it is encouraging to see that with the cooler weather conditions the flea beetle pressure has eased dramatically and with good levels of moisture and warm soils, establishment conditions are ideal. It is also not too late to plant overwinter cover crops in front of spring crops; there are many options still available.8 months 4 days ago
T Denne & Sons
T Denne and Sons is a regionally based business operating from two sites near Ashford, in Kent. We specialise in contract production, processing and sale of all agricultural seeds from wheat to specialist brassicas, and a wide range of amenity grasses. Seed and bulk grain processing capacity on farm was increased in 2014 with the launch of a new High Capacity Cleaner, offering a fast and efficient alternative to our competitors. We also operate a growing processing outlet for specialist crops such as Faba Beans, exported to North Africa, as well as adding value to the whole range of agricultural crops. In addition, the company owns a large property portfolio in the Ashford and Canterbury area, complementing our growing trading business.