Reduce Foliar Diseases and Increase Crop Margin
On conventional farms cereals such as wheat, barley and oats are typically grown as single species crops. This is made possible by applications of expensive herbicides, fungicides and insecticides to control the inevitable pests and diseases such mono-cultures inevitably suffer from.
Organic farmers cannot use artificial inputs to control the crop pathogens that reduce yields, yet many still try to grow single variety cereal crops accepting the lower yields “because they are organic”. This does not have to be the case.
Since our foundation we have invested profits into research and development directed at ways of growing cereal crops which lessen the amount of pesticides used, so lowering overall input costs, whilst still giving profitable yields.
Our Western Seeds (WS) Cereal Blends were an early result of this trial work and these blends have now been successfully and profitably grown by both Conventional and Organic farmers in the UK over many years.
Year on year sales of our WS Cereal Blends continue to grow as our customers prove to themselves just how good they are!
See below for details of the WS Cereal Blends currently available: