Drilling spring crops© Tim Scrivener
Arable growers are set to switch further into spring cropping to tackle blackgrass, cut input costs and make the most of niche markets, and spring barley is often seen as the easiest option. An AHDB Early Bird survey estimates that spring barley plantings in 2018 will increase by 3% to 773,000ha – the fourth consecutive year showing a rise. Graham Redman, Andersons consultant and author of The John Nix Farm Management Pocketbook, says spring barley could see a big crop area – meaning […]