Linseed is hailed

Linseed is one of the most profitable break crops with the added benefit of providing improved black grass control, according to seed company.

Richard Elsdon, of United Oilseeds, believes growers should make space for spring linseed in their rotation to improve subsequent wheat yields and maximise break-crop profits.

Oilseed rape is by far the largest break crop in the UK, but spring linseed can be good for reducing the build-up of diseases, he said.

“It can be drilled and harvested with the same equipment as oilseed rape and can be sown in the spring after black grass has been sprayed,” said Mr Elsdon.

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