Solutions Performance advantages
Over the last 16 years, ProCam customers have consistently achieved yields significantly higher than the Defra national average. ProCam 4Cast analysis for 2015 shows the average winter wheat yield for a ProCam customer hit 10.08t/ha with the company’s top 25% achieving 11.4t/ha. Over the last 15 years, ProCam customers have achieved on average 0.8t/ha more than the Defra national average with the company’s top 25% producing 2.2t/ha more. Average gross margin for ProCam winter wheat growers in 2015 was £613.47 with the top 25% achieving £862.23.
When it comes to oilseed rape, the DEFRA national average yield for the last 15 years has been around 3.3t/ha whilst the ProCam average yield for the same period is 3.5t/ha – 0.2t/ha above the national Defra average. The top 25% of ProCam oilseed rape growers for the period returned an average yield of 4.3t/ha which is 1.0t/ha more per hectare compared to the Defra national average.
“Remember, it wasn’t that long ago that 10.0t/ha was an aspirational yield for only the very best growers on the very best soils. It just shows that despite the challenges we now face, well managed crops with good agronomy programmes can exceed peoples’ expectations considerably – from both yield and financial viewpoints.”
Dr. Tudor Dawkins
ProCam UK Technical Director