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MY PLACEMENT YEAR AT DSV

It couldn’t have started at a better time. With the challenges of Covid – 19 the ability to start my placement provided by DSV allowed me an opportunity in the new ‘normal’ we find ourselves in. I was enthusiastically looking forward to moving down to start my new role. My background is a family beef & sheep farm. So I was excited to throw myself into the new world of ‘crops’. In the short time I have been at DSV I have already experienced a multitude of skills and areas within the business.

RISING ENERGY YIELDS TAKE MAIZE INTO A NEW ERA

The latest maize varieties are pushing energy yields to levels not seen in the UK before with, says DSV’s Michael Farr.

 The company’s new flint/dent variety Petroschka, for example, can achieve 235,000 MJ/ha with simple management making it one of the most reliable and productive options for AD plants, he points out.

THEODORE WINTER WHEAT RETAINS IT CROWN FOR OUTRIGHT DISEASE RESISTANCE

DSV’s new group 4 hard wheat variety Theodore, which was added to the AHDB Recommended List for the first time last year, has again underlined its class-leading disease resistance in 2020 harvest results, says the company’s Sarah Hawthorne.

WE ALL LOVE OUR LAWN - GRASS UPDATE

The current pandemic has proven “man” like his lawn.

As the world shut down at various times this year and we were all asked/forced to stay at home, it seems that many of us looked and went out the back (or front) and rediscovered our gardens. We discovered that perhaps, with a small investment we could improve the look of things.

CLEARFIELD OILSEED RAPE DEVELOPMENT CREATING NEW HIGH PERFORMANCE OPTIONS

Clearfield oilseed rape continues to reach new heights with the latest varieties pushing yields, gross outputs and agronomic performance to new levels, says DSV’s Sarah Hawthorne.

Many UK growers are starting to see that Clearfield technology adds significant benefits to oilseed rape production over the expected better control of pernicious brassica weeds, she explains

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