Einstein winter wheat yielded a disappointing 8.75 t/ha (3.5 t/acre) on Robert Tullis’ Frelsworth Farms, Lutterworth, Leicestershire.
Sampling suggested a Hagberg of 300, protein at 12.5% and specific weight at 76 kg/hl.
It was combined at 16-17% moisture. The crop was affected by secondary tillers.
Mr Tullis said: “Yields were down by probably about 0.5 t/acre from what we would have hoped for.”
He had 16ha (40 acres) of Justina maize yet to combine, which he said, “looks quite well.”
- Crop: Oilseed rape
- Variety: Hearty
- Yield: 2.8-3 t/ha (23-24cwt/acre).
- Price: £220/tonne (£40 above base price)
- Area: 32ha (79 acres)
- Crop: Winter wheat
- Area cut: 74ha (185 acres)
- Variety: Einstein
- Yield: 8.75 t/ha (3.5 t/acre)
- Hagberg: 300
- Protein: 12.5%
- Specific weight: 76 kg/hl.
- Moisture: 16-17%
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