Archive Article: 1999/09/17

17 September 1999

Alan Binning believes contract-grown poppies for use in confectionery may prove a useful non-IACS option at Hill Farm, Steventon, Oxon. His 10ha (25 acres) of Marianne gave about 9t of clean seed which at £500/t is just about viable, he says. But much remains to be learned about sowing rate and weed control.

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