"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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