Growers view wheat plots at Cereals 2014© Tim Scrivener
Winter wheat growers have switched to more disease-resistant varieties and those offering a premium after a season of high disease and low prices. Varieties such as Skyfall and Evolution are this season’s big winners with Crusoe, Revelation and even Diego gaining, while Kielder and Santiago are the main losers. Seed traders say growers looked at last season’s rampant disease levels and the sharp fall in grain prices and chosen wheat varieties that could cut production costs and offer a premium. “Growers are looking […]
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