Wynnstay Woodheads, in conjunction with BASF, played host for their annual Trials Event in Goole, East Yorkshire, on Monday 27th June. The well attended event showcased winter and spring wheat varieties, and game cover crops, under different crop protection programmes.
There was particular interest in new winter wheat varieties KWS Siskin and Graham. Stephen Taylor, Wynnstay Woodheads Seed Manager, gives his thoughts on the event, “There was a great atmosphere on the day, and it was very busy, with many wanting to see the crops in a realistic situation for their local area.
“We’re very thankful to James and the Hinchliffe family who have hosted the event for nearly 20 years.”
James Hinchliffe, of Top House Farm, adds, “We’re pleased with this year’s event. People commented that it was the best trial event they’d been to.
“We estimate nearly 150 people were there, which is a great result. People are interested to see the plots in a northern situation.
“There aren’t many trial plots in this area on true strong heavy land, a lot is done on sandy land to ensure they are able to be looked after whatever the weather. On stronger land you’re always fighting the weather, but we seem to manage. In this area, there are a lot of farmers on similar ground, so they’re able to see crops on their type of land.”
If you’re interested to get advice on how crops are likely to perform in your area, contact the Wynnstay Woodheads team: http://www.wynnstayarable.uk/contact-us/