"Insiders View – Looking to lead the spring options." Linseed article in CPM Magazine 28 Nov 2018
- Published: Friday, 04 January 2019 13:16
For many growers, the ideal spring crop for drilling in 2019 would help keep a lid on blackgrass, provide a good entry for wheat, and have a guaranteed market that’s not going to get upset by whatever happens (or doesn’t happen) on 29 March.
Make way for Empress, a new brown linseed variety now available on a buy-back contract from Premium Crops. It’s an early maturing variety that came onto the AHDB Descriptive List (DL) in 2017, and sits in amongst the list leaders, yielding significantly higher than other varieties the company has on contract. Lack of seed has limited the opportunity to grow it until now, but Premium Crops has plenty available for 2019 plantings and is actively seeking growers.
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Lorna Evans joins Premium Crops as Company Agronomist
- Published: Thursday, 22 November 2018 13:38
Premium Crops is pleased to announce the appointment of Lorna Evans as Company Agronomist to work alongside their current Agronomist, Hannah Foxall.
“We are very pleased to welcome Lorna to the Premium Crops team”, says Andrew Probert, Premium Crops Managing Director, ”This new role is another example of the significant investment that Premium Crops are making into the development of Specialist Crops in the UK as we strive to enhance the yields and returns for all of our contract growers”
A graduate of the Royal Agricultural university at Cirencester, where she completed her BSc in Crop Production, Lorna recently completed her MSc in Sustainable Crop Production at Warwick University. Lorna will be based at the company’s office in Hambledon, Hampshire. In addition to supporting High Erucic Acid Oilseed Rape (HEAR) and Linseed growers with agronomic advice and field visits, Lorna will be focussing on the introduction of new innovations to the Premium Crops portfolio, including the use of new technology in precision farming.