Novel break crop proves potential in south as margins rival wheat

Abram, Mike
November 2007
Farmers Weekly;11/23/2007, Vol. 147 Issue 21, p11
Trade Publication
The article examines whether grain maize have the characteristics that southern England growers are looking for in a break crop. According to arable farmer Troy Stuart, he grows about 140 hectares of the crop on his own land, and contract-harvests a further 160 hectares. He states that about 1 million tonnes of grain maize are imported into the country each year, but with dairy farmers and other livestock farmers wanting a higher quality feed source and realising grain maize's potential, the crop's area could be an awful lot bigger than it is now.


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