Wheat crop in ear© Tim Scrivener
Jim Farquharson’s formula of feeding his wheat crops and keeping them healthy has worked a treat, with one of his bumper breadmaking varieties yielding a shade under 14t/ha. His light, chalky Dorset soils produced some stunning yields last summer. Top of the pile was a crop of Crusoe at 13.8t/ha, which cost less than £50/t to grow in terms of variable costs. “Being pro-active is key, so we feed the crop through the season to keep it healthy and stay […]