"Area of Winter Linseed looks set to rise dramatically" - A. Probert, Farmers Guardian 6th Sept 19
- Published: Friday, 06 September 2019 11:21
The area of winter linseed this season looks set to rise dramatically, as more growers look to alternative break crops says Andrew Probert, managing director of Premium Crops.
“If you look at what we have as far as autumn break crops there are really only three – wOSR, winter beans and winter linseed. The area of winter rape is going to decline and most farmers have enough beans on their farms.”
The risk of losing OSR crop to flea beetle has meant that 1-2 per cent of last year’s oilseed rape area will be converted into winter linseed, Mr Probert adds.