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Spring linseed and canary seed have both "given good blackgrass control"

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."

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Winter Linseed Area Up By Over 300%

Winter Linseed plantings this autumn have risen 3-fold compared with the area sown last year, according to the UK’s largest linseed trader, Premium Crops.

“Much of this increase may well have been driven by farmers looking for an alternative to winter oilseed rape, but clearly that’s not the only reason because our HEAR rapeseed sales have risen this autumn too” says Andrew Probert, Managing Director, “A lot of people who grew winter linseed in 2018/19 have planted more this autumn as they experience a higher and more consistent yield from the winter sown crop”.

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