Hugh Forsyth has enjoyed record oilseed rape yields at Tubbs End Farms, Kineton, Warwickshire, and his wheat is yielding well, too.


Excalibur oilseed rape produced 4.9-5 t/ha (2t/acre), with Cabernet and Dimension yielding about 4.5t/ha (1.8t/acre).

Retriever winter barley didn’t do too badly at 7.4 t/ha (3t/acre), and second wheats averaged 9.2t/ha (3.7t/acre).

“It’s very pleasing, considering the year we’ve had.”

Humber came off at 8.6t/ha (3.5t/acre), with Oakley doing 9.9t/ha (4t/acre).

Mr Forsyth was moving into the 320ha (800 acres) of first wheats today (9 August), and Oakley was yielding about average at 10-10.5t/ha (4-4.3t/acre) so far.


Crop: Winter wheat
Variety: Oakley
Yield: 9.9-10.5t/ha (4-4.3t/acre)


Variety: Humber
Yield: 8.6t/ha (3.5t/acre)
 



Crop: Oilseed rape
Variety: Excalibur
Area: 38ha (94 acres)
Yield: 5t/ha (2t/acre)


Variety: Cabernet
Area: 38ha (94 acres)
Yield: 4.5t/ha (1.8t/acre)


Variety: Dimension
Area: 38ha (94 acres)
Yield: 4.5t/ha (1.8t/acre)


Crop: Winter barley
Variety: Retriever
Area: 60ha (148 acres)
Yield: 7.4t/ha (3t/acre)



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