Meet new Growers Club member Rob Ramsay

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

  • RAGT varieties: RGT Saki, RGT Bairstow

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.