Reducing winter wheat production costs through crop information on variety and sowing date, rotational position and canopy management

Summary

Sector:
Cereals & Oilseeds
Project code:
PR235
Date:
01 October 1995 - 31 March 1999
Funders:
AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds.
AHDB sector cost:
£682,889 From HGCA (Project No. 1608)
Project leader:
J Spink,, ADAS Rosemaund, Preston Wynne, Hereford HR1 3PG,

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About this project

Abstract

This project assessed the potential to reduce production costs for wheat, based on understanding how the crop grows and forms grain. The project assessed the value to the grower of choosing varieties according to their suitability to growing conditions, and then adjusting husbandry practices according to assessments of the crop's progress through the season. The total benefit from this approach was estimated to be £80-100 per ha. This estimate was derived from four sub-projects:

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