Drilling winter barley© Tim Scrivener
Winter barley has outperformed second wheat in a long-term trial, offering an average £255/ha higher gross margin in four of the past five years. This advantage over wheat is in part down to high yields from the newer two-row conventional barleys from breeder KWS, which this year account for 67% of the total winter barley certified-seed market. Breeding advances have also fuelled interest in the crop, as underlined by the latest AHDB figures, showing that the winter barley area to […]