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Growers adopting spring barley to address rotational pressures are advised to adopt a high-yielding dual-purpose variety and go all out for maximum yield. Latest forecasts are predicting the 2016 spring barley area will be up 10% to 727,000ha – the highest since 2009 – largely at the expense of oilseed rape and winter barley. The land contributing to the 10% jump is likely to be heavy and infested with blackgrass, with growers choosing to switch to spring cropping to maximise […]