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Read all the latest news from the agronomy services industry.

Latest News

Read all the latest news from the agronomy services industry.


Latest News

Recent government changes have meant that Barclays have had to split into Barclays Bank Plc and Barcalys International PLC. All commercial customers over a certain turnover are being moved to Barcalys International PLC (Pearce Seeds included).

This means that all of our Bank sort codes have now changed. All account numbers will remain the same. You will have 3 years where the old sort code will still be accepted however it as advisable that this change is made straight away.

If you wish to verify our sort code and account number please contact our accounts department on 01935 811411.

Your patience is much appreciated. 

Cluster's Off, Dip-on

Published: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Category: Dairy News

Last month we focused specifically on post-milking Chlorine Dioxide-based teat dip products. We looked at the specific features of this active ingredient as well as the wider needs of a post-milking application compared to those of a pre-milking product. This month, we will be looking at the more familiar types of teat dips and spray that are available in the UK.

Cluster's Off, Dip-on

Beating the Bedding Disease Challenge

Published: Monday, November 20, 2017
Category: Dairy News

The UK climate means that our animals will almost inevitably be housed at some stage during the farming year, increasing the challenge from diseases. Whether these are dairy cows in cubicles, ewes in lambing pens, calves in individual or group hutches or any one of the number of other systems adopted on-farm, animals in a more intensive environment can increase the infection pressure leading to the risk of disease and lost productivity. Linked ever more closely to this issue is the fact that we need to continue putting downward pressure on the use of antimicrobials to treat infections, helping to combat the huge issue of antimicrobial resistance that we are facing globally.

Beating the Bedding Disease Challenge

Glyphosate & IARC

Published: Friday, October 27, 2017
Category: Technical News

In glyphosate review, WHO cancer agency edited out 'non-carcinogenic' findings

Glyphosate & IARC

Controlling Disease and Farm Biosecurity

Published: Thursday, September 21, 2017
Category: Dairy News

The title above sounds obvious when considering the issue as a whole however in so many cases, the areas of disease control and biosecurity are not “joined-up” at farm level.

Controlling Disease and Farm Biosecurity

KWS Siskin Winter Wheat

Published: Friday, September 8, 2017
Category: Cereal News

KWS Siskin tops winter wheat trials in the south west.

KWS Siskin Winter Wheat

What to do after Maize

Published: Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Category: Cereal News

Article by Giles Simpson With maize harvesting just around the corner and potentially earlier than recent years our thoughts turn to post harvest options.

What to do after Maize

Grass plots show the way

Published: Friday, July 21, 2017
Category: Cereal News

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.

Grass plots show the way

Variety Selection for 2017

Published: Monday, June 26, 2017
Category: Cereal News

With harvest just around the corner and your crops still in the field, the jury is still out on how the top varieties will perform in terms of yield. This however does not mean that variety choice for this autumns sowing should be postponed.

Variety Selection for 2017

Trials for the South West

Published: Monday, June 12, 2017
Category: Technical News

Pearce Seeds began running field trials 8 years ago to address the shortage of crop trial work being carried out in the South West. We specialise in cereal trials, producing data on the wetter weather diseases such as Rhynchosporium and Septoria, but our trials also involve other combinable crops, forage crops and various pesticide testing.

Trials for the South West

Maximising Grass Growth

Published: Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Category: Technical News

Maximising Grass Growth

Why Use Advance - Silage Inoculants

Published: Sunday, March 5, 2017
Category: Health & Hygiene News

Advance® is a range of silage inoculants that have been specifically formulated by Micron Bio Systems to produce the best results in silages made from grass, legume, maize and whole crop cereal.

Why Use Advance - Silage Inoculants

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

Pearce Seeds in the News

Published: Monday, April 13, 2015
Category: Pearce Seeds News

Devon agronomist Chris Tucker has recently been in the Western Morning News with two of his customers who have found a novel way to utilize maize and beef from their farming enterprises.

Pearce Seeds in the News

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.

Two New Faces at Pearce Seeds

Published: Thursday, November 13, 2014
Category: Pearce Seeds News

This week sees two new Agronomists join the ranks at Pearce Seeds as the business continues to grow and expand.

Two New Faces at Pearce Seeds

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

Pearce Seeds in the News

Published: Thursday, August 7, 2014
Category: Pearce Seeds News

As harvest rolls on, and yield results hit the press so have Pearce Seeds. Varieties that have been carefully selected by Pearce Seeds are performing well, and our trials farms has also had excellent yields. Below are some of the articles that have appeared in the current farming press which highlight our varieties and activities.

Pearce Seeds in the News

Trials Open Day Succes

Published: Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Category: Pearce Seeds News

Pearce Seeds hosted there 4th Open Day at our trials site at Pumber Farm and with over 150 farmers in attendance many of whom had travelled from Hampshire, Wiltshire, Somerset and Devon the day was a huge success with both the trade and farming community engaging with each other.

Trials Open Day Succes

Arable Open Days for 2014

Published: Monday, February 3, 2014
Category: Pearce Seeds News

PLEASE NOTE THE DATES FOR THESE HAVE NOW CHANGED Our Organic Open Day will be at out Goldhill, Child Okeford site on 3 June 2014. The open day at our trials site (Plumber Farm, Sturminster Newton) will be held on 2 July 2014.

Arable Open Days for 2014

Pearce Seeds Winter Conference

Published: Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Category: Pearce Seeds News

Farmers from the South West have been personally invited by Pearce Seeds to an audience with two of the Arable Sector’s leading voices, David Caffall ( CEO of Agricultural Industries Confederation) and Jonathan Tipples ( Chairman of Home Grown Cereals Authority) at the Inaugural Pearce Seeds Winter Conference at the Haynes Motor Museum, Sparkford on 20 January 2014. The theme for this year’s conference is the Current Threats and Future Opportunities in UK Agriculture.

Pearce Seeds Winter Conference

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
Fax: 01935 816 800

Email: info@pearceseeds.co.uk