Shropshire farmer Guy Davies hoped to finish his winter wheat today (August 24) and tie up the 28ha (70 acres) of Cocktail spring barley tomorrow.

“Our wheat is about 1.2t/ha (0.5t/acre) down,” he said. The 445ha (1100 acres) of Alchemy, Gladiator and Einstein had averaged 9.3t/ha (3.8t/acre), with busheweights all above 72kg/hl.

“The Einstein tested at 12% protein, 200 Hagberg and 76-78kg/hl so it will be millable.”

The 49ha (120 acres) of Carat and Boost winter barley were very pleasing at 9-10t/ha (3.6-4t/acre), as were the 162ha (400 acres) of Castille and Astrid oilseed rape, which yielded 4.6t/ha (1.85t/acre) and 4.1t/ha (1.65t/acre), respectively.

Crop: Winter wheat
Area: 445ha (1100 acres)
Varieties: Alchemy, Gladiator and Einstein
Yield: 9.3t/ha (3.8t/acre)

Crop: Winter barley
Area: 49ha (120 acres)
Varieties: Carat and Boost
Yield: 9-10t/ha (3.6-4t/acre)

Crop: Oilseed rape
Area: 162ha (400 acres)
Varieties: Castille and Astrid
Yield 4.1-4.6t/ha (1.65-1.85t/acre)

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