2 November 2001

Late sowing wheat

CONTRARY to earlier indications (Arable, Oct 26) winter wheat variety Soissons is suitable for late drilling because of its acceptable quality and rapid speed of development, says NIAB cereal specialist Richard Fenwick.

Another good choice for later drilling, Xi19, has the bread-making potential of a Group 1 wheat, he adds. "A final decision on its grouping will be made by nabim later this autumn." &#42