Opting for a high-value niche crop is one way to head off the likely premium squeeze resulting from the bulging acreage of the go-to spring options such as spring barley and beans. Spring-sown crops are rapidly increasing in area as growers look to solve agronomic issues such as blackgrass, meet three-crop rule requirements, improve cashflow and spread workloads. This is highlighted in the AHDB’s recent Early Bird Survey of cropping intentions for harvest 2017, which shows that Great Britain may […]