Growing Morphine Poppies
In April 2006 Johnson Matthey Macfarlan Smith took ownership of the only UK poppy growing business. We can now manage our morphine supply from UK soil and are dedicated to expanding the British poppy production.
Poppies are a spring sown breakcrop recognised under the single farm payment scheme and are an ideal entry to a first wheat. All crops are authorised by the home office.
Macfarlan Smith manages the agronomy of the crop as well as harvesting the crop using specialist equipment.
We are currently growing poppies in Dorest, Hampshire, Oxfordshire & Lincolnshire.
If you farm within these counties, have a minimum 25 hectares available of free draining soil, a pH above 6.5 and an on floor drying system, please contact us for more information.