Nigel Padbury

Premium Crops

Replacing Rapeseed? - Profitable Alternative Break Crops

About Nigel Padbury

A graduate of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, a former Plant Breeder and one-time NW Europe, Oilseeds Product Manager for Syngenta, Nigel Padbury, is currently Seeds and Marketing manager for Premium Crops, the UK’s largest provider of Premium and Speciality arable crops. A member of the British Society of Plant Breeders (BSPB) Oilseeds Crop Group and an Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) Seeds Committee member, Nigel, has a lifetime’s experience in Plant Breeding, Seed Production and Sales across a wide range of arable and forage crops.

“What can I grow instead of oilseed rape?” - a question that is increasingly being posed by UK arable farmers. We’ll explore why OSR remains the UK’s major break crop and discuss some of the more realistic and profitable alternatives available.

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