Barley being harvestedPhoto: Kate Ireland
The winter barley harvest kicked off this week in south Lincolnshire with James Ireland cutting 36ha of the variety Flagon on Thursday, 16 July. He was set to cut again this afternoon (17 July). Yields were about 7t/ha on the farm’s light limestone soils, giving grain of a very low nitrogen content of 1.4%.The barley is destined for the maltster Simpsons. “The yield was better than we had expected, with the first two loads coming off at 15% moisture and […]
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