13 December 2000
Organic spring wheat

I WOULD like eventually to sow spring wheat in a 30ha field in Poland that has been totally unused for over five years. I would prefer to take an organic approach and not use Roundup or its equivalents. What steps should I take?

  • Michael Harvey, Warsaw, Poland


    If you are taking an organic approach, your weed control strategy should in theory be totally pesticide-free and therefore purely reliant on cultivations.

    I would normally advise contactingthe Soil Association here in the UK for advice, but since you are farming in Poland I suggest Henry Wilkes of FPD Savills 01223 347235 or e-mail hwilkes@fpdsavills.co.uk

  • Debbie Beaton, Editor, Crops