Winter wheat© Tim Scrivener
Hybrid varieties can offer good plant vigour and high yields, which may help growers cope with the current low grain prices. These varieties are well established in oilseed rape, barley and maize crops and are about to make an impact on wheat. However, hybrid benefits need to be clear as seed can be more expensive than for conventional varieties, while growers are unable to save their own seed. Farmers Weekly spoke to five leading seed breeders to find out why […]