Catherine Harris, Wilkin Chapman Head of Agriculture
To date the poll has been conducted at Cereals, the Lincolnshire Show and the Driffield Show, with more than 200 people taking part. Results so far show how 41 per cent of those polled cite agricultural policy being their main priority, with 26 per cent saying succession. Meanwhile 20 per cent identified diversification as their main issue with the remaining 13 per cent saying environmental and disease.
Issued 13th November 2017
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IMPLEMENTING five farming principles will not only improve and maintain soil health, but also reduce the growth rate of black grass, according to a leading agronomist.
Research carried out by Hutchinsons shows a 5x5 approach, which includes rotation and spring cropping - particularly barley - sowing higher rates of seeds and restricting cultivations to the top of 50ml of soil can boost crop competition to battle black grass.