Drilling winter barley© Tim Scrivener
The planted area of spring barley has risen by 9% this season, benefiting from the surge in spring cropping as growers look to manage blackgrass and replace oilseed rape in the rotation. Its popularity saw the area down to the spring crop grow from 659,750ha in 2016 to 725,000ha in 2017, marking the third season in a row it has increased in area. Oats have also benefited from the decline in the area of winter cropping, with the crop’s area up […]
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