Barley

Cereal acreage on the up in Northern Ireland

Cereal acreage on the up in Northern Ireland

Co. Down agronomist, Richard Owens, has confirmed a significant increase in the cereal acreage grown in Northern Ireland this year....

May 20, 2022

BYDV hits Co. Down barley crop

BYDV hits Co. Down barley crop

A Co. Down cereal grower has confirmed that Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus (BYDV) has caused problems within his 2021/22 winter...

April 29, 2022

Government’s 2021 wheat and barley production estimates released

Government’s 2021 wheat and barley production estimates released

The Department of Environment, Food and Rural affairs (DAERA) has released the first estimate of this year’s UK wheat and...

October 12, 2021

Barley harvest underway in Northern Ireland

Barley harvest underway in Northern Ireland

College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (CAFRE) senior agriculture advisor Robin Bolton has confirmed that the first of this...

July 26, 2021

Import figures: UK barley travelling ahead of Brexit

Import figures: UK barley travelling ahead of Brexit

Barley imports increased this month, while maize imports took a dramatic drop compared to the same time last year, according...

October 19, 2020

Dramatic UK wheat decline as barley production increases

Dramatic UK wheat decline as barley production increases

UK wheat production for 2020 was estimated at 10.133 million tonnes in provisional figures released by the Department for Environment,...

October 11, 2020

Budweiser UK now sourcing 100% of its barley from British farms

Budweiser UK now sourcing 100% of its barley from British farms

Budweiser Brewing Group has announced it has achieved its goal of sourcing 100% of the barley used for its UK-produced...

September 30, 2020

52% increase in spring barley area in Great Britain

52% increase in spring barley area in Great Britain

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) released the results of its spring planting and variety survey yesterday, July 8....

July 10, 2020

Grain price: Up and down this week

Grain price: Up and down this week

Wheat markets showed substantial increases this week, but there was volatility in the market. MATIF wheat for May moved from...

March 28, 2020

Largest shipment of UK grain this year sets sail

Largest shipment of UK grain this year sets sail

This month will see the largest shipment of UK grain exported this season from Bristol Port. 64,000t of barley is...

November 27, 2019

Grain price: UK exports moving at record pace

Grain price: UK exports moving at record pace

There wasn’t much of a shake on grain markets this week as LIFFE, MATIF and CBOT all stayed similar to...

November 18, 2019

Grain price: Snow in US and drought in Australia

Grain price: Snow in US and drought in Australia

Conditions for tillage farmers are currently difficult in the UK and Ireland as wet weather impacts on winter planting. While...

October 21, 2019

35ac of barley up in smoke due to suspected rubbish burning in Suffolk

35ac of barley up in smoke due to suspected rubbish burning in Suffolk

35ac of barley was burnt in a widespread field fire, thought to have been started by rubbish burning in Suffolk,...

July 18, 2019

Grain price: Markets take a step back

Grain price: Markets take a step back

Grain markets calmed down this week, having initially reacted to the US weather and taken a jump about three weeks...

June 8, 2019

Autonomous farming is now a reality

Autonomous farming is now a reality

Harper Adams’ engineering specialist Dr. Kit Franklin has told members of the Northern Ireland Institute of Agricultural Science (NIIAS) that...

March 28, 2019

EU cereal harvest drops due to summer drought

EU cereal harvest drops due to summer drought

This summer’s drought has led to a significant drop in total EU cereal production – thought to be as much...

October 8, 2018

Trials shed light on take-all in barley

Trials shed light on take-all in barley

Recent trial results measuring the effect of inputs on crop health, nutrition, take-all incidence and severity, have shed light on...

September 6, 2018

Barley calculator to give growers greater insight into hybrid varieties

Barley calculator to give growers greater insight into hybrid varieties

Winter barley growers, that are considering switching to growing a hybrid, can now gain a greater insight into the potential...

August 18, 2018