Welcome to HGCA.com
Here you will find crop management publications for use on farm, reports and updates from HGCA’s extensive programme of research, variety information from Recommended List trials, regularly updated grain and oilseed markets news and prices, information on exports of UK-grown cereals, information on HGCA’s investment on behalf of the cereals and oilseeds industry and what you can do to get involved.
The Crop Management section is home to HGCA’s on farm publications and tools. It includes general guides, disease, weed, pest, nutrient and soil management information. Based on results from HGCA’s research programme, these resources aim to ensure you always have the latest practical agronomic information at your fingertips. Click here to find out more
HGCA Recommended Lists (RL) provide information on yield and quality performance, agronomic features and market options for recommended varieties to assist growers with variety selection. Here you can find the latest Recommended Lists for wheat, oilseed, barley and oats, as well as harvest results and trials information. Find out more here
HGCA’s research programme aims to deliver ‘sustainable intensification’ for the UK cereals and oilseeds sector, to increase the competitiveness of the UK industry in the face of increasing challenges, such as pest, disease and weed resistance, climate change, legislative pressures, population growth and competition for land use. Contains the full breadth of HGCA research, including background to each research area, current research examples and our plans for the future.
The AHDB Market Intelligence team provides economic analysis to aid marketing decisions. In the markets section you will find up-to-the-minute prices, the latest market news, supply and demand and trade and policy information. As well as market outlook and risk management events and workshops, AHDB-HGCA market information services include the weekly market report, market data services, and end-market specific e-Newsletters. Find out more here
Creating profitable and sustainable demand for cereals inevitably includes stimulating demand in overseas markets. By growing what the market requires, producers increase their opportunity to receive a premium and maximise returns. BCE is HGCA’s exports team responsible for facilitating trade of cereals as whole grain. This section includes information for growers on this important market. Find out more here
What We Do
HGCA is the cereals and oilseeds division of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB). HGCA aims to deliver a world class arable industry through independence, innovation and investment. Find out more about the breadth of HGCA investment on behalf of its levy-payers here.
Plan your visit to the HGCA stand with help from our dedicated Cereals 2013 mini-site.
Use the interactive online map to find out the plots on offer and which varieties will be exhibited at the event on 12 and 13 June. Hover over the key areas and see which HGCA expert you can talk to and the projects HGCA is currently undertaking.
Growers can complete the pre-flowering part of the 2013 HGCA Risk assessment for fusarium mycotoxins in wheat, which takes into account the effect of cultivation, previous crop, variety and region. This score should be factored in when growers and agronomists are deciding how much T3 to apply because higher dose rates reduce the overall risk of fusarium mycotoxins.
Find the latest information, including an updated 2013 HGCA Risk assessment for fusarium mycotoxins in wheat topic sheet at www.hgca.com/mycotoxins
Latest disease management information
As I write oilseed rape is not yet all in full flower and winter wheat crops have not yet all had a T1 fungicide.
Keep up-to-date with how Kent farmer Tom is getting on in his study on no-till farming and hear how HGCA Arable Monitor Farmers Andrew Booth and Alistair Hodge are progressing two years into the initiative.