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Keeping soil protected from the elements is one of the fundamentals for preventing soil erosion, but the impact that different cover crop types have below the ground has been investigated by Cranfield University.
While how many winter cereal crops have been drilled and how well they are developing varies greatly across the UK, growers whose progress has been hampered will inevitably need to make new plans and draw up new budgets.
Strutt & Parker’s 2019 annual Harvest Yields Survey shows that yields were higher in 2019 for all the main crops, with the average winter wheat yield at 9.9 tonnes/hectare, 7 per cent higher than the five-year average.
The prolonged rainfall period over the last six weeks has led to concerns among farmers about being able to fulfil greening requirements for BPS claims where planned crops have not been able to be established.