Updated: Jan 21
We know how our varieties perform in trials but what’s even more important is how they perform on farm, and that’s where our Growers Club comes in.
We would like to introduce a new Growers Club member Philip Reck, who is looking forward to sharing his insights and experience with some of our varieties.
Farm manager, Walter Furlong Grain Ltd
Area farmed: 1650ha across Co Wexford, Ireland
Soil types: Well drained loam/clay loams (Clonroche series)
Key crops: Winter wheat, winter barley, winter oats, winter rye, winter oilseed rape, spring barley, spring beans, cover crops
Typical rotation: Winter wheat, barley, rye after breaks of oilseed rape, beans and oats. All spring crops follow cover crops
Cultivations: Min-till, Vaderstad Topdown disc/tine cultivator and Vaderstad Spirit disc drill.
RAGT varieties: RGT Planet
Situated in the sunny south east of Ireland, Walter Furlong Grain Ltd farms 1650ha of cereal and pulses across Co Wexford.
The area’s highly productive soils are well suited to tillage and support a wide range of farm, fruit and vegetable crops.