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What to do after Maize

Published: Thursday, September 8, 2016
Category: Archive

With maize harvesting just around the corner our thoughts turn to post harvest options. With heightened interest in maize stubbles, soil erosion and leaching, it is essential that a following crop is established or some form of cultivation is carried out

What to do after Maize

Grass plots show the way

Published: Friday, August 12, 2016
Category: Archive

Proving a grass variety works in a range of situations and soil types is key to understanding how and when to include it in a mixture. To this end Pearce Seeds, who run their own grass mixing plant, have been involved with palatability trials and observation plots on commercial farms with the aim of highlighting varieties that will benefit farmers in the South West. Of particular interest in these trials have been the performance of Festuloliums

Grass plots show the way

Variety selection for 2016

Published: Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Category: Archive

Article by Matt Olifent

Choosing Your Spring Crops

Published: Monday, March 7, 2016
Category: Archive

Choosing Your Spring Crops With the increased interest and benefits that can come from spring cropping, in terms of agronomy and margin opportunity, it is important to recognise that the financial benefits will only come with close attention to the basics. Seed bed, sowing rates and variety all come into play. With this in mind, following are some considerations to help fine tune your variety decisions.

A Testing year for Maize

Published: Monday, March 7, 2016
Category: Archive

A Testing year for Maize

How can the weather from harvest affect the health of cows this winter?

Published: Monday, March 7, 2016
Category: Archive

How can the weather from harvest affect the health of cows this winter?

Thinking Critically About Forage

Published: Monday, March 7, 2016
Category: Archive

Thinking Critically About Forage

Choosing Your Spring Crops

Published: Monday, February 8, 2016
Category: Archive

Choosing Your Spring Crops

A Testing year for Maize

Published: Friday, January 8, 2016
Category: Archive

A Testing year for Maize

Choosing a Winter Wheat

Published: Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Category: Archive

With the cereals harvest just around the corner, and fields days all but completed, farm managers, and agronomists attentions now turn to the task of selecting varieties for their farms and marketing regime. Last year saw 8 new wheat varieties added to the HGCA Recommended list and this year a further 6 have been included.

2015 Open Days

Published: Friday, May 8, 2015
Category: Archive

Pearce Seeds will be hosting their fifth annual open day at their trials facility, Plumber Farm near Sturminster Newton in Dorset on Wednesday 17 June 2015. Pearce Seeds and Smith Gore will also be hosting Seed Production events in Hampshire in conjunction with some of our seed growers. Wednesday 3 June 2015 will see a visit to Corhampton Lane farm and Tuesday 23 June 2015 to Rookery Farm near Stockbridge.

2015 Open Days

NEW GRASS SPECIES IMPRESS

Published: Monday, April 27, 2015
Category: Archive

Pearce Seeds Agronomist John Harris who has had farm strip trial and observation plots of Festuloliums and IRG in Devon has been impressed with the way they have performed. The following article which focussed on the latest thoughts on the new grass species appeared in the British Farmer and Grower in the South West Edition in May.

NEW GRASS SPECIES IMPRESS

The Benefits of Bespoke Grass Mixes

Published: Thursday, April 2, 2015
Category: Archive

The April Edition of the South West British Farmer & Grower Magazine featured an article about Pearce Seeds bespoke grass mixing service and the benefits that a bespoke grass ley has.

The Benefits of Bespoke Grass Mixes

Smart Grass

Published: Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Category: Archive

SmartGrass which is a grass growth enhancer based upon the naturally occurring plant hormone Gibberellic Acid, has been available for 4 years through Interfarm and has been contributing to early grass growth wherever it has been used. Pearce Seeds have had access to it from its inception and our agronomist have used it on grass based livestock farms particularly in Devon and Somerset with great success. The Farmers Weekly recently ran a story highlighting the use of Smart Grass on Ian Pincombe's farm which was overseen by Pearce Seeds agronomist John Harris.

Smart Grass

When to Drill Maize

Published: Monday, February 23, 2015
Category: Archive

The South West edition of the NFU's British Farmer & Grower Magazine has published a summary of results from the Pearce Seeds maize drilling trials, which has made for interesting reading. There has always been some contention as to when the safest early drilling date is for maize with often an arbitrary calendar date of 15 April being thrown around, other areas of the industry maintaining that as soon as soil temperatures reach 10 degrees and rising, whilst others suggest 8 degrees for 5 consecutive days. Pearce Seeds have endeavoured to put some statistical information beside the theories.

When to Drill Maize

Robotic Milking Hygiene

Published: Monday, February 9, 2015
Category: Archive

Pearce Seeds now offer a full range of product and services for keep your Robotic Milking machine clean and sanitized.

Robotic Milking Hygiene

A new understanding of Lameness in Dairy Cows. Open Seminar a success.

Published: Friday, December 19, 2014
Category: Archive

Nutritionists, Dairy Consultants and Farmers were given a sneak peak into some new research unveiled for the first time by Professor Jon Huxley supporting an alternate position on the cause of lameness in dairy cows at a conference on hosted by the Pearce Group and UFAC at Rosedown Farm, Sherborne in Dorset on Thursday 27 November 2014.

A new understanding of Lameness in Dairy Cows.  Open Seminar a success.

Herd Performance & Nutrition

Published: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Category: Archive

Pearce Seeds are hosting a Seminar on Improving Herd Performance & Efficiency with Science based Nutrition on Thursday 27th November 2014 at our offices in Sherborne. Presentations will be made by Professor Jon Huxley on The role of body condition score management in lameness control and Dr Brian Vernon Bsc (Hons) on Herd performance and efficiency with science based nutrition.

Herd Performance & Nutrition

The Bus Lives

Published: Friday, August 22, 2014
Category: Archive

NORMAL SERVICE HAS BEEN RESUMED!!.....no more marquee replacement services

The Bus Lives

Hybrids Give Top Performance

Published: Friday, August 30, 2013
Category: Archive

Hybrid Barley has once again topped the trials at our Plumber Trials facility, with the wheats also producing some stunning results.

Hybrids Give Top Performance

Lyside OSR

Published: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Category: Archive

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY VARIETY OF OILSEED RAPE A new variety of spring oilseed rape is now available in the UK and is being marketed as being much more environmentally friendly to grow than other material.

Lyside OSR

Neonicotinoids and Bees

Published: Monday, April 8, 2013
Category: Archive

The UK recently abstained from a vote in the EU regarding a European wide ban on Neonicotinoids, instead calling for further research into the effects of Neonicotinoids as currently the scientific evidence is conflicting.

Neonicotinoids and Bees

Beret Multi Seed Dressing

Published: Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Category: Archive

The seed treatment fludioxonil has been shown to both provide excellent control of Fusarium and Microdochium spp. and to boost plant stand. Fludioxonil is available in BERET MULTI and AUSTRAL PLUS

Beret Multi Seed Dressing

Please contact us for more information:

Pearce Seeds LLP
Rosedown Farm
Marston Road
Sherborne
Dorset
DT9 4SX


Tel: 01935 811 400
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Email: info@pearceseeds.co.uk