Stephen Betts has been busy contract combining around Thornham, Norfolk, but is still waiting for his own wheat and spring barley to ripen.

 

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So far he had cut 80ha (200 acres) of Carat winter barley at 8t/ha (3.25t/acre), and 16ha (40 acres) of Tipple spring barley at 5.6t/ha (2.25t/acre) on light land.

The 80ha (200 acres) of Castille oilseed rape had averaged 3t/ha (1.25t/acre).

Mr Betts was now waiting for his Einstein winter wheat at Thornham Farms to ripen. “If we get a dry spell next week we’ll be straight into it.”

Crop: Winter barley
Variety: Carat
Area: 80ha (200 acres)
Yield: 8t/ha (3.25t/acre)

Crop: Spring barley
Variety: Tipple
Area: 16ha (40 acres)
Yield: 5.6t/ha (2.25t/acre)

Crop: Oilseed rape
Variety: Castille
Area: 80ha (200 acres)
Yield: 3t/ha (1.25t/acre)

Crop: Winter wheat
Variety: Einstein
Area: 243ha (600 acres)

 

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