Seamus Shevlin (left) and Martin Hoste.
Deep rich soils and the driest summer for 100 years helped Irish grower Martin Hoste to his highest-ever wheat yield last year. In the heart of Ireland’s best wheat country, Mr Hoste’s fertile land has not seen a plough for 20 years, resulting in high organic matter soils and a yield a shade under 14t/ha. Good summer sunshine is often a yield-limiting factor for wheat growing in Ireland, but the dry and sunny June and July of 2014 helped grain […]