Drilling spring oats © Tim Scrivener© Tim Scrivener
Growers who resist the temptation to follow the spring barley crowd and opt for spring oats instead can reap the savings of this cheap-to-grow break crop. Global demand for oats has been rising steadily in recent years and hit a record high in 2015, driven by increasing appetite for breakfast cereals and snacks containing oats. Agrovista agronomist Ben Lowe walks and advises on about 1,000ha of spring and winter oats from Aberdeenshire down to the Scottish Borders. See also: Spring […]