Spring Cereal Seed Guide
It seems like an age ago now, but the 2021 harvest was a positive result as far as yield was concerned though not as impressive when we compare them to the highs of 2020. Many growers commented that yields were back, but 2020 was an out-of-this-world season weather-wise, which will be hard to replicate again, and 2021 was still a good-to-above average result. That being said, quality was excellent and an early harvest got most farmers moving as far as replanting goes for the autumn season.
But now, we turn our attention to late winter/spring cereal seed options. We are excited and extremely proud to now be able to commercially release Cochise; our spring milling/feed wheat option to the market this spring. There is a growing demand in this space and we are confident Cochise has an exciting future, giving growers another option in the spring wheat department. In its first year in CPT2, Cochise was the highest-yielding variety by 5% across all sites. Stock will be tight on Cochise, so make sure you get in early to secure your seed.
Another stand out in our spring portfolio is Irina barley. We hear many favourable comments from growers around its consistency, that it punches well above its weight for a spring barley, and can compete for yield against other options on the market.
We are also happy to continue offering the ever-reliable Raffles wheat, which in its own right, has delivered year in, year out for a long period of time in the market.
Milford barley is another variety that will continue to be available this spring, which again has built a strong reputation among a large number of growers.
Overall, things are positive in the cereals world. Grain is still the most prominent area sown in the arable market with favourable pricing at present and looking forward, it has a significant place in farm income.
If you have any questions or would like any further information feel free to give me a call, or talk to your local arable representative.
027 889 5815
Seed Cereal Product Manager
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