Robert Craig finished his winter barley at Carse Hall, Ballykelly, Londonderry, on Saturday (9 August), combining at 20% moisture.

 

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The 50ha (125 acres) of Saffron yielded slightly above average at 10.4t/ha (4.2t/acre), he said. “Locally there’s still 25-30% of winter barley to cut – and about 50% of the oilseed rape to do.”

Mr Craig now had just spring barley to harvest – which was still four to five weeks away. “It’s still very green.”

The Riviera, Sweeney and Westminster would struggle to yield 6.2t/ha (2.5t/acre) this year, having been drilled late followed by 10 weeks with no rain. “It’s just all over the place.”

Crop: Winter barley
Variety: Saffron
Area: 50ha (125 acres)
Yield: 10.4t/ha (4.2t/acre)

Crop: Spring barley
Varieties: Riviera, Sweeney and Westminster
Area: 50ha (125 acres)

 

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