Mr Hogsbjerg had also finished cutting 30ha of Flagon winter barley, which looked average, despite being very varied quality. The moisture content ranged between 13-15.5% and he was letting the remaining barley dry naturally.
Despite widespread rain elsewhere Mr Hogsbjerg was concerned about dry conditions affecting his sugar beet, since there had been just 150mm (six inches) of rain within the last nine weeks and he said crops would wilt with a dryer, hotter period.
“We’ve been fortunate not to have too much rain, but it might not be long until we have too little” he said
Mr Hogsbjerg was pleased with progress and said “I just combine when it’s ready”
• Crop: Oilseed rape
o Variety: Expert and NK Grace
o Area: 60 ha
o Yield: 3-3.7 t/ha
• Crop: Winter barley
o Variety: Flagon
o Area: 30ha
o Moisture: 13-15.5%
o Bushel weight: 50 kg/hl
o Nitrogen: 1.53- 1.6
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