Marrowfat Kabuki peas are a worthwhile break crop for growers looking for a late drilling option this spring. Kabuki peas are suitable for all end uses and an attractive buyback is available.
Gleadell is also in a position to be able to offer prompt delivery on a variety of fodder beet and stubble turnips. Root and fodder crops are a great way of both varying animal feed and maximising home forage production, producing fresh yields of highly palatable, high energy feed.
This week has seen Gleadell release prices for autumn 2014 cropping options to cover early requirements and ensure availability.
Gleadell has access to the top yielding conventional and hybrid winter oilseed rape varieties on the recommended list for Autumn 2014 - some with deferred payment options. Incentive from breeder DSV and Harper from Bayer CropScience are both new hybrids on the recommended list this year.
Incentive has medium maturity, stiff straw, high oil content and high LLS resistance. Incentive is 2% higher than PR46W21 and has a 5% increase on Compass making it top of the new HGCA recommended list for the E&W region.
Harper is a high gross output variety that is early maturing, stiff strawed and has good oil content. Harper has a 9 for stem canker and is the perfect companion variety to Incentive.
The oilseed rape candidate list is home to Syngenta’s SY Harness, the highest yielding hybrid candidate variety. SY Harness boasts a high seed yield and outstanding disease scores however tonnage is limited so we advise requirements are covered early.
Evolution, from breeder Limagrain, is a welcome addition to the winter wheat market. Evolution is the new high yielding group 4 and is the perfect companion to Kielder and Santiago due to its excellent disease resistance.
Belepi, a soft wheat variety, is another exciting variety which will be marketed outside of the RL lists. Branded ‘Last In First Out‘, it is suitable for late autumn planting (mid-October onwards) and is very early maturing. Seed availability is limited and the variety has already seen a lot of interest, as such we would urge growers to cover their requirements early. This variety will be of interest to many growers in situations – including those looking for delayed drilling opportunities for black-grass control backed up with an early maturity for OSR entry – as well as those behind roots crops such as potatoes and sugar beet.
Although recent UK trades for forward tonnes would suggest that the global market is relatively weak, there was in fact a rebound in global pricing last week. In the short term, both US and late European buying is helping to support values and while these levels may well correct in coming months, many importers have today decided to take a more cautious approach as values have some way to fall before they can successfully execute the forward business already done. For spot tonnes, there is still an opportunity whilst we see cold, damp mornings and these levels are landing on farm at a £10/tonne discount to replacement levels.
Prilled urea is the one to watch at the moment, prices have been correcting over the past few weeks and are now trading at levels that are encouraging a few buyers to enter the market. Prilled buyers should start to think about purchasing a percentage of their requirement at these levels - Gleadell are offering competitive values for the forward positions at approximately £10/t discount to granular.
Alzon 46 – The stabilised nitrogen fertiliser.
A stabilised 46% granular urea, for less work, more yield and it is environmentally friendly. This product is unique to Gleadell in the UK and can be included in any fertiliser programme - so if you are planning your options for next year, we now have new season terms for consideration.
Imported pricing in the UK has moved downwards over the past week as many now look to clear port stocks prior to the summer. Demand is now subsiding for arable farmers but grassland buyers are very active and this will continue for several weeks. UK domestic product is trading down slightly but in general not trading outside the range we have seen for many weeks. New season is the topic for discussion although it is doubtful that we will see a national price released in France much before June, history would then dictate that UK prices will follow shortly after.
Global phosphate prices continue to drift lower as minimal traded tonnes are concluded for TSP/DAP & MAP. In the UK, the NPK and PK market has reflected this as blended fertilisers corrected slightly over the last week. Reduced demand has also caused some blenders to reduce prices further. Regarding the Potash market, things are unchanged. Prices continue to remain stable on a global level and tonnes still remain short in the UK.