Andrew Symonds hoped to finish the last leg of harvest at Lincoms Farm, Worcestershire, today (August 28), where he was combining spring barley.

“We’ve had a fairly good run in two dry stints and haven’t had to dry too much,” he said. Most of the wheat came in at 13-14% moisture, and the Tipple barley was at 11.5% moisture today. “It’s yielding 6.6t.ha (2.7t/acre) today.”

That was better than the average of 6t/ha (2.4t/acre) from the 140ha (346 acres) of Tipple and Optic, which came in at 1.55% Nitrogen with low screenings.

Wheat yields were also slightly down, at 8t/ha (3.2t/acre) for 100ha (247 acres) of Einstein, which tested at 12% protein and 250 Hagberg.

“Generally we’ve had a much better harvest than anticipated,” he said.

  • Crop: Winter wheat
  • Area: 100ha (247 acres)
  • Variety: Einstein
  • Yield: 8t/ha (3.2t/acre)

 

  • Crop: Spring barley
  • Area: 140ha (346 acres)
  • Varieties: Optic and Tipple
  • Yield: 6t/ha (2.4t/acre)

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