Take part in AHDB's Planting and Variety Survey

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The NFU is encouraging members to respond to AHDB's Spring Planting and Variety Survey.

The survey provides planted area estimates for the upcoming harvest. These areas are broken down by crops, nabim group and malting or non-malting approved feed barley.

The Planting Survey will provide an estimate of the area of cereals and oilseed rape intended for harvest in 2020 in Britain. The Variety Survey aims to assess the varietal composition of the wheat, barley, oats and oilseed rape crops.

By publishing the results, AHDB aims to accurately quantify the full impact of the wet and challenging autumn at a time where food security is ever more important due to the impacts of coronavirus.

The results of the Planting Survey will be available online at www.ahdb.org.uk in July, and more detailed analysis will be available in the AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds market publications and on the AHDB website.

How can I take part?

You can take part by filling in the online form at https://springplanting.ahdb.org.uk/

Provide details of the area harvested in 2019 and your intended harvest area for 2020, together with the variety, for each crop listed. This can be easily and simply completed via an online portal.

The survey runs until14 June.

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