Archive Article: 2001/11/30

30 November 2001

Your vote will help to spot top crop variety

Varieties can be a farmers best friend, or his worst enemy.

Choose the right one and margins climb. Pick the wrong one and you could curse long and loud.

Each year the HGCA-funded Recommended List pinpoints the experts favoured varieties. But what do farmers think? That is what farmers weekly and variety trials organisation NIAB hope to discover through the NIAB Variety Cup Award.

If you have been particularly pleased with a cereal variety, vote now using the form on p59. Winter wheat Claire was top scorer last year – will it hold on to top honours this season? Your vote will help identify the farmers favourite.

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