Is linseed a good break crop

bobk

Member
Location
stafford
Not growing beans , although ideal as a break , horrible to combine and not much better to sell , rape would be good but circumstances have ruled that out
 

Adeptandy

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
PE15
Mines crap this year, was clean until I couldn’t spray it anymore due to growth stage, then it rained, the weeds came and so did the BG, going to be a challenge on Tuesday and Wednesday even with the sun out I fear 😭
 

Romeogolf

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Wiltshire
My winter linseed last year held its own, covered costs and didn’t frustrate me as much as I expected it to. I wasn’t expecting miracles but hoped for better prospects than OSR. The crop made it to harvest without being eaten by pests, combining was fine in the sun, the chemistry was straight forward and I enjoyed the blue flowering and the wildlife it encouraged.

The wheat that followed it this year was exceptional. Notably so.

Take from that what you will.
 

DrWazzock

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire
Linseed is an up and down crop here. One year a ton to the acre and the next year 5 cwt.
Lupins did well though late harvest, wet. Good break for wheat, but limited market and expensive seed. They don’t like chalk.
 

Daniel

Member
It's a good entry for a following wheat.

It's not a good break crop in that it won't consistently yield enough to turn a profit.

It will always turn Premium Crops a profit though, should you buy the seed off them, and it will also turn the retailers a fat profit when they sell the waste hulls in little bags as a health food to the middle classes.
 

silverfox

Member
Location
Shropshire
Linseed is an up and down crop here. One year a ton to the acre and the next year 5 cwt.
Lupins did well though late harvest, wet. Good break for wheat, but limited market and expensive seed. They don’t like chalk.
I often wonder on small acreage of these niche crops , what you do if it’s not a lorry load or you’re left with 2-3 tons that won’t go on a lorry .
 

35% of English and Welsh farmers possibly/probably depressed

  • 273
  • 6
Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) has today, Thursday, October 14, published the findings of The Big Farming Survey, which shows 35% of English and Welsh farmers are either possibly or probably depressed.

The survey, based on over 15,000 responses, concentrates on the health and well-being of the farming community in England and Wales in the 2020s.

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) is a national charity that provides support to the farming community across England and Wales.

Mental health​


Mental well-being, the survey notes, describes our ability to cope with the ‘ups and downs’ of everyday life.

According to the survey, 14% of the farming community is ‘possibly depressed’ while...
Top