Growers Club member Ian Willox

Updated: Oct 28

We know how our varieties perform in trials but it’s even more important to see how they perform on farm, and that’s where our Growers Club comes in.

This month we catch up with Lincolnshire grower Ian Willox:

  • CF & IG Willox, Birchwood Farm, Saxilby, Lincolnshire.

  • Area farmed: 200ha of owned and contract-farmed land, plus additional contracting work.

  • Soil types: Blowing sand to clay.

  • Key crops: Winter wheat, winter barley, winter oilseed rape, winter beans, sugar beet, miscanthus.

  • Cultivations: Plough before winter barley and sugar beet. Other cultivations – as required.

  • RAGT varieties: RGT Gravity, RGT Bairstow, RGT Planet.

Despite a less-than-promising forecast when we caught up last week, Ian Willox remains upbeat about prospects this autumn.

Retaining a substantial area of oilseed rape helped this season’s drilling programme get off to a flying start at Birchwood Farm.