The cropping focuses on Winter Wheat with break crops of Oil Seed Rape, Beans and some Vining Peas.
Rotations used are kept simple, but are always managed and developed so that whilst delivering high returns they are also sustainable long term.
With cereals grown under Scottish Quality Crops assurance scheme and Peas grown for Scottish Border Produce.
- The Oil Seed Rape and either Winter or Spring Beans are both established in a simple one pass system, using our Simba SL cultivators.
- We have been operating a non-inversion cultivation strategy for almost 15 years on some farms and the benefits are now being seen in the structure and behaviour of the soils. The non-inversion of the soil builds fertility and overall health. This is vital to our farming approach.
- For the farms with Vining Peas we have to plough those specific fields; ideally before November and then pressed and drilled in the Spring. The vining pea crops have to be grown with atleast 6 years between each one.