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.
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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.2 months 3 weeks ago
Since My Last entry, there has been a lot of harvest action around the south east in-between the rain! Oil seed Rape yields seem to be average at best across the range I Think due to having crops too far forward in the winter (as growth never stopped) and lack of pigeon pressure crops were too thick not allowing light penetration into the canopy which ultimately resulted in an smaller pod canopy and lower yields.3 months 2 weeks ago
Agronomic update 1st edition July 2014.
First and foremost welcome to our new-look website! As one of the new additions we will be running this section as a technical (or topical), seasonal update and our opinion of how it will affect arable growers in the South East region. Depending on the subject matter we will also be offering from time to time the chance to leave comments on this page and hopefully create some discussion points from the topics covered.4 months 3 weeks ago
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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.
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