Mark Orlick hoped to be on combining winter wheat at Newbarton Farm, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, this afternoon (7 August).
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He had cut 20ha (50 acres) of Solstice last week, which yielded well above average at 10t/ha (4t/acre). “It’s the best yield we’ve ever had – unfortunately it’s taken away the protein,” he said.
The sample had a good Hagberg, 81kg/hl but just 11.2% protein.
Mr Orlick hoped to be into the rest of the Solstice today, at about 19% moisture, which would be followed by winter oats and Hereward.
He had finished the 40ha (100 acres) of Lioness oilseed rape, which disappointed at 3t/ha (1.4t/acre).
Crop: Winter wheat
Area: 20ha (50 acres)
Yield: 10t/ha (4t/acre)
Crop: Oilseed rape
Area: 40ha (100 acres)
Yield: 3t/ha (1.4t/acre)
Duxford winter wheat is an HGCA Recommended List 2008/09 variety with very high