Suzuka winter barley has yielded very well at Jonathan Booth’s Ranby Hall, Market Rasen, Lincs.

The 10ha (25 acres) grown as seed yielded 10.2t/ha (4.1t/acre), well above average.

However, the 101ha (250 acres) of Castille rape has been variable, ranging from 3-4.9t/ha (1.25-2t/acre). With 40ha (100 acres) still to cut, Mr Booth reckoned it was averaging 4.3t/ha (1.75t/acre).

The 243ha (600 acres) of Oakley, Humber, Istabraq, Sahara and Emerald wheat was still about a week away, he said. “It’s looking very promising.”

Crop: Winter barley
Variety: Suzuka
Area: 10ha (25 acres)
Yield: 10.2t/ha (4.1t/acre)

Crop: Oilseed rape
Variety: Castille
Area: 101ha (250 acres)
Yield: 4.3t/ha (1.75t/acre)


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