Charlie Edgeley was hoping to start his winter wheat this week (w/c 4 August), but expected to be frustrated by the showers.

“By the time it’s dried out enough it will be raining again,” he said. Last week he had sprayed off 200ha (500 acres) of wheat, which had been looking a bit green.

Mr Edgeley had 730ha (1800 acres) of continuous cereals at Kensham Farm, Cadmore End, Berks, including Soissons, Hereward, Solstice, Einstein, Malacca, Deben and Battalion wheat and Quench spring barley.

“It looks promising – we have just got to sit tight and be patient.”

Crop: Winter wheat
Area: 730ha (1800 acres)
Varieties: Soissons, Hereward, Solstice, Einstein, Malacca, Deben and Battalion

Crop: Spring barley
Variety: Quench
 

 

 Syngenta

Duxford winter wheat is an HGCA Recommended List 2008/09 variety with very high UK treated yields and the top score for resistance to lodging with PGR. Combined with an unbeaten second wheat yield and a balanced disease resistance profile, this new variety from Syngenta Seeds will help UK growers rise to the challenge of producing more grain profitably.

 

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