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.
New Growers Club member Rob Ramsay is looking forward to sharing his insights and experience with some of our varieties.
R B Ramsay & Sons West Gate Farm, Scotton, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire
Area farmed: 235ha
Soil types: Blowing sand, sandy and medium loams, some heavier outcrops
Key crops: Winter wheat, winter oilseed rape, spring beans
Typical rotation: Split 50% wheat/50% breaks
Main cultivations: Shallow min till, minimal subsoiling
Rob Ramsay farms in partnership with his brother Andy, growing soft wheats for local homes and oilseed rape and beans as breaks across 230 ha of mixed but mainly light soils from West Gate Farm near Gainsborough.
It’s a simple but effective rotation that minimises machinery spend and spreads drilling and harvest, whilst keeping problem grassweeds, mainly blackgrass, at low levels.