By FWi staff

FARMERS with home-saved seed are reminded that wheat and oilseed rape will incur higher royalties next season.

  • The remuneration rate to be paid on home-saved wheat seed is increased by 32p to £5.08/ha. The rate for oilseed rape is increased by 31p to £8.88/ha.
  • The rate for winter barley is reduced by 3p to £3.74/ha. The rate for spring barley is reduced by 16p to 3.59/ ha.
  • The rate for linseed remains unchanged.
The full rates are:
£/ha1998/991997/98change +/- (p)
Wheat5.084.76+0.32
Winter barley3.743.77-0.03
Spring barley3.593.75-0.16
Oilseed rape8.888.57+0.31
Linseed7.607.60

Source: Home-Grown Cereals Authority