NFU calls for more crop research to boost output



Last week, statistics revealed a double-digit percentage drop in the quantity of grain grown in Scotland in 2016.
A survey released yesterday has predicted an even larger fall in production in England, with the wheat crop likely to go down by 14.9 per cent to total 14.2 million tonnes.
A harvest that has seen lower-than-average yields should leave all cereals producers concerned Mike Hambly The chairman of the English NFU combinable crops board, Mike Hambly, said the decline in yield proved there was a real need for more crop research to help increase quality and yields.
Hambly said the... read more

 
13 October 2016 in Business, Views: 34
Source: Scotsman
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