Virtual farm
As on many farms, harvest 2016 brought a significant yield drop compared with 2015 performance at the Farmers Weekly/Savills Virtual Farm. Suzie Horne finds out what happened and what the outlook is for 2017. Wheat yields in 2016 were 3% lower than the farm’s five-year average. This, along with smaller-than-expected oilseed rape and oat crops, is being linked to a wet December and low light levels in May and June. However, the rise in prices and especially the recent uplift […]