Tips on growing a successful crop of naked oats - Farmers Weekly, 30th December 2019
- Published: Friday, 03 January 2020 12:15
While naked oat crops require fewer inputs than other cereals, careful management including the robust use of growth regulators, is vital for maximising yields. Some growers have been forced to plant spring crops, after the wet weather prevented winter wheat drilling this autumn. The expected glut of spring barley has meant growers have been tempted to grow other specialist crops, such as naked oats with premiums of up to £45/t over feed wheat.
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Premium Crops are offering contracts for spring 2020 starting at £180 per tonne, making a potential Gross Margin of over £570 per tonne based on a yield of 4.5mt/ha.