Harvest is yet to start for Gerald Erwin at Nutts Corner, Crumlin, Co Antrim, with winter wheat the first crop on the agenda.
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“Most crops are looking well. If we can get a good window of weather we should be ready at the beginning of next week (w/c 11 August),” he said. He had 200ha (500 acres) of Einstein, Humber, Zebedee and Claire to cut.
That would be followed in about a month’s time by the 80ha (200 acres) of Waggon and Westminster spring barley. “That’s looking a lot better than we expected,” he said. “It’s recovered remarkably well after the dry spell in the spring.”
Crop: Winter wheat
Varieties: Einstein, Humber, Zebedee and Claire
Area: 200ha (500 acres)
Crop: Spring barley
Varieties: Waggon and Westminster
Area: 80ha (200 acres)
Duxford winter wheat is an HGCA Recommended List 2008/09 variety with very high