autumn drilling© Tim Scrivener
The challenges of blackgrass and flea beetle are affecting cropping decisions for next season, as growers look to survive another season of low grain and oilseed prices. In gross margin terms, the pecking order has changed slightly this year, according to George Badger, farming consultant and agronomist at Strutt & Parker. Last year, feed wheat came out on top, but Group 1 milling wheat has surpassed it this year with a gross margin of £747/ha, while Group 3 sits £38/ha […]