Grain dryer and store© Richard Stanton
Switching to variable-rate drilling has increased wheat yields by 1.5t/ha on a large mixed farm in south Wales by improving productivity on wetter land. This has also helped justify significant investment in new grain-drying facilities. Penllyn Estate joint farm managers Damien Burnell and Andrew Shackell have been open-minded adopters of modern technology, and say higher seed rates on their wetter land is the main reason average yields have increased from 8.5t/ha to 10t/ha in recent years. The enthusiastic duo say […]