© Tim Scrivener
Early July is always a time to get cropping plans for the coming season sorted. This involves finalising seed contracts, choosing varieties, checking neighbours’ plans to see whether we have sufficient isolation distances for our forage rape and turnip seed crops and then comparing margins to give us the best mix. This year the whole process seems more complicated, inconclusive and presents several dilemmas. Many crops that have been automatic choices for several years have issues which have put their futures here into question. […]