"We only grow HEAR and the contract terms that we have make it more profitable than growing conventional rape” says Al Brooks of Faccombe Estates in CPM Magazine, 18th Oct 2019
- Published: Monday, 21 October 2019 09:53
"This year the HEAR on Faccombe Estates was sown into good moist seedbeds and has established well, with as yet, no issues with CSFB." says Al Brooks, estate director of Faccombe Estates, Hants.
" Last year oilseed rape establishment was definitely not ideal, it was so variable and slow that I had to be persuaded by my agronomists not to spray it out and start again. Thankfully I didn’t, because a single application of Bridgeway on one part of the farm and sister product Zonda on the other, transformed the crop, with an average yield of 4.4 t/ha and one stand out field yielding 5.1 t/ha." Al says, "We only grow HEAR and the contract terms that we have make it more profitable than growing conventional rape,”
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Spring linseed and canary seed have both "given good blackgrass control"
- Published: Friday, 11 October 2019 12:57
Cambridgeshire farmer, C Horrell of Thorney, near Peterborough discusses Blackgrass control in this week's Farmers Weekly...
"Spring linseed and canary seed are also being put through their paces this year. Both have given good blackgrass control – not from their competitiveness – but from their later drilling dates and the chance they give to get a good chit ahead of drilling."