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Since the business started in 1995, it has seen many changes. Independent agronomy has grown and the group continues to flourish with more customers turning towards a simple system, saving the maximum amount.  Distribution and “service walked” acres now becoming a “thing of the past” with the majority of distributors offering an acreage fee. IT...
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We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Our Office will close on Friday 20th December 2019 and Re-Open on Thursday 2nd January 2020. We are looking forward to 2020, which will see Derwent Buyers Group celebrate 25 years in business!      
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On the back of what can only be described as a ‘challenging’ autumn for many growers the door is finally shut for the 2019 drilling campaign, with land work and spraying now becoming marginal too! For the growers who did manage to get any winter cereals drilled many haven’t turned a wheel in those fields...
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Don’t we all know just how sensitive our industry is to the weather? A good job that we specialise in grit and determination and ‘the show must go on’ attitude. Our members are preparing for spring drilling and are stealing every passable opportunity to get drilling in 2019. However, what prompted me to write this...
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So we have survived harvest and now the focus changes to lifting potatoes and planting autumn crops.  We have had a busy few months in the office keeping our members on the move. Changes in chemistry are keeping everyone on their toes from revocation of Chemicals to Seed Dressings, this is providing a challenge across...
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We had a wonderful day at Driffield Show meeting and greeting our members old and new. We were delighted to be awarded 2nd prize for the Best Agricultural Trade Stand. Our competition was very well supported and the winners were: Glasson Voucher – Lewis Shepherd Cropco Voucher – Kerry Robinson Gin and Glasses – John...
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Preparations are in full swing at DBG for our new look stand at the Driffield Show. We look forward to welcoming members old and new for refreshments.  Come and take part in our competition! We look forward to seeing you there!
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We are currently coordinating our members OSR seed requirements. Oilseed Rape continues to be a preferred break crop for many, although as usual the markets and inputs vary year to year. Seed Treatments have changed in line with disease pressures and some of our suppliers have an establishment programme in place. Many of our suppliers...
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With spraying season well under way and crops growing away, many parts of the country are still in need of more rain.  Some chemical shortages are causing a few issues and the latest revocations reducing the portfolio.  At DBG we are preparing and supporting our customers through the latest revocations for next season and beyond....
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More and more farmers are becoming aware of the importance of separating agronomy from the purchase of chemistry.  The trend we are seeing from our own customer base shows an increased number of members making this change and in turn seeing the maximum savings available. Working in partnership with a buying group gives you a...
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