Cereal Crop Plots – an interview with Nigel Padbury of Premium Crops

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With just a few weeks to go until Cereals, we attended the Crop Plot preview day and, alongside our sister publication Farm Contractor & large Scale Farmer, interviewed the companies exhibiting their new varieties.

High erucic acid rape (HEAR) will be one of the main features of the Premium Crops stand, with its potential to add even more value for growers with oilseed rape in the rotation.

 “We will have three varieties on demo. We are offering a contract for HEAR with a £130/t premium over double zero varieties,” explained Nigel Padbury, seeds and marketing manager for the company.

Lesser grown break crops

There will also be a range of lesser grown break crops suitable for sowing this autumn, including winter linseed.

“With its relatively low nitrogen requirement at just 80 to 120kg N/ha, winter linseed is a real alternative to oilseed rape,” said Mr Padbury.

The Cereals Event will be held near Duxford, Cambridgeshire on 8-9 June 2022. For more information or to purchase tickets visit the relaunched website at www.cerealsevent.co.uk.

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