applying nitrogen to spring barley© Tim Scrivener
Growing spring barley on a malting contract could be an attractive option for growers looking for a premium-priced crop with low input costs which allows them to get serious about blackgrass. With many growers cutting back their oilseed rape area or ditching it entirely this season, high-yielding malting varieties of spring barley are expected to fill some of the gap left by the crop. However, they are being urged not to grow speculatively, following the biggest barley crop in 18 […]