Winter barley has yielded well at John Bartlett’s Upton Suffolk Farms, Newmarket, Suffolk, where he grows cereals for seed.

The 9ha (23 acres) of Flagon averaged 7.9t/ha (3.2t/acre), the Pearl yielded just under 7.4t/ha (3t/acre) and the Carat made 7.4t/ha (3t/acre). “We’re on very light land so that’s good for us,” said Mr Bartlett.

Spring barley did not look so promising, but the Deben, Gladiator, Lear, Battalion and Zebedee winter wheat looked well. “We should have some cut within a week, depending on how long the rain lasts.”

Crop: Winter barley
Variety: Flagon
Area: 9ha (23 acres)
Yield: 7.9t/ha (3.2t/acre)

Variety: Pearl
Area: 11ha (28 acres)
Yield: <7.4t/ha (3t/acre)

Variety: Carat
Area: 7ha (17 acres)
Yield: 7.4t/ha (3t/acre)



Duxford winter wheat is an HGCA Recommended List 2008/09 variety with very high UK treated yields and the top score for resistance to lodging with PGR. Combined with an unbeaten second wheat yield and a balanced disease resistance profile, this new variety from Syngenta Seeds will help UK growers rise to the challenge of producing more grain profitably.


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