Alex Wilcox who farms 250ha of cropping at Hill Farm near Downham Market and is also a full time agronomist for Hutchinsons, has taken first place in the YEN milling wheat quality competition with his crop of Group 1 milling wheat Crusoe.
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Eastern region growers from three counties celebrated success at this year's recent AHDB Milling Wheat Conference – highlighting the importance of good links between farmers and millers to produce excellent quality bread for consumers.
- Farmers Weekly
An in-depth technical knowledge and a familiarity with fertiliser and pesticide products gained from Alex Wilcox’s parallel career as an agronomist helped him deliver the award-winning crop of milling wheat in the very challenging 2018 season.
- Farmers Guardian
THE winner of the Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) wheat quality award went to Norfolk farmer and Hutchinsons agronomist Alexander Wilcox, who achieved 12.16 tonnes/hectare and the highest protein yield of 1.35t/ha with the variety Crusoe.
Students from around the country are competing in the 2019 Cereals Challenge to see which team can grow the best “virtual” crop of spring barley to manage problematic black-grass.
Two Staffordshire farmers have proved that an attention to detail when growing crops pays off as they are named as winners in the national Yield Enhancement Network Competition.
John Billington of Adbaston Hall, near Newport won a Bronze award for his 5.9t/ha yield of oilseed rape. Whilst Mark Swift of Red House Farm, High-Onn near Stafford won the best potential yield for his crop of winter wheat achieving 64% of the 15.8t/ha potential.