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Field Options' Francis Dunne at LIC Conference
Mixed swards help cut production costs
Field Options customer, Phil Kent, made the cover of Forager's spring edition.
"Low cost forage adds up for Cornish sheep system. Finishing lambs on herbal leys, changing breed type and lambing later means one Cornish sheep farm is on track to shave over £1/kg off cost of production".
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Field Options in Farmers Guardian
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"Farmers wanting to cut production costs of forage and increase wholecrop silage feed values heard the latest trial results at a meeting in Herefordshire". An article about Field Option's Spring Meeting at Titley.
Field Options Newsletter March 2016
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Maize star performers - New grass trials: Latest data - Mixture trials: Massive response to Clover - Red clover shortage? - Optimising Hurricane III ryegrass - Demand for more herbal pasture - Lucerne establishment boosted - Wholecrop BPX - New Fodder beets lift performance - Catch crops for summer milk and lamb
Field Options Newsletter October 2015
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Grass: Early Management - Early Quality Maize - The UK's highest yielding maize - Inoculate Maize Silage to Increase Efficiency - Plan to Manage Maize Stubble - Prepare Soils for Spring Cropping - New Fodder Beet - Mark Sheridan Joins the Team
Field Options Newsletter February 2015
A challenging agricultural economy - Higher Yield, 'D' value, sugar and persistence - New grass trials data - Ultra-Bite MP mix update - High performance maize new varieties - Geronimo NEW - Catchcrops for summer milk and lamb - Greening: positive EFA options - Spring wholecrop options - Better weed control & keep your clover - Leatherjackets
LIC Conference Newsletter 2014
Ultimate cow grazing - New grass trials generating interesting data - The case for clover - Better weed control and keep the clover - Crown rust variety resistance option - Broad spectrum mixes for dry season reliability - Opportunities for brassica catch
Field Options Newsletter September 2014
New grass trials generating interesting data - Ryegrass or Forage Rye for early spring grazing - Autumn graze for optimum establishment - Better weed control and keep the clover - Maize looking good (new varieties listed) - Look out for frit fly this autumn - Wholecrop options - Protect your investment in silage and avoid losses - Clamp management and silage incoulant - Maize harvest and stubble bust
Field Options Newsletter February 2014
Updated grass mixtures, Hurricane III - Spring sown and high yield?, Endurance LT II - High performance on light land, Ultimate Cow Grazing, Maize - You can get best quality and best yield, Summer Fodder Crops - spoiled for choice, Boost to Lucerne establishment.
Field Options Newsletter February 2013
More than 12 tonnes of Silage from Spring Sown Grass? - Wholecrop BPX: 11.0ME,12.5% protein,14 weeks? - Pointers for Undersowing - Fodder Beet Potential: 12.5ME, 38 tonnes/acre - Longer Lasting Red Clover - Effective Pasture Repair - Good Maize = Soil Preparation + Variety - Grazing Fodder Beet - Direct Drilling Swedes and Kale.
Field Options Newsletter January 2013
Wishing you Perfect Weather and Good Market Conditions in 2013 - Fodder Beet Wins Through? - New Maize Hybrids Look Very Good in a Difficult Year - Switch From Maize in Marginal Areas - Soil Structure Problems – Be Patient - HURRICANE II - Maximum Potential of Spring Sown Grass - Shortages of Spring Cereal & Pulse Seeds - Farm Saved Cereal & Pulse Seeds - DON’T KEEP SEED in Chemical Store!
3 Counties Farmer October 2012
The maize harvesting season has seen a lot of press coverage of Field Options varieties that have done well in a difficult year. Francis Dunne has been featured in a number of press articles including
Field Options Newsletter July 2012
Under Pressure? - Grass Seed Availability - Solving the Energy Gap - Soil Repair -Clover Safe Herbicide - Mz Excelerator Maize Starter