Arable

Pleasant surprise at Templeman's Farm

Thursday 16 August 2012 11:00
wheat combining (c) Tim Scrivener

Wheat yields have proven surprisingly good for Edward Parsons at Templemans Farm, Redlynch, Wiltshire, despite initial quality concerns.

“We've cut 80ha of Solstice already, with bushel weights between 71kg/ha and 74kg/ha,” he said.

Mr Parsons had anticipated a 5t/ha yield and a poor quality crop, so was pleasantly surprised when yields came out at 7.5t/ha.

“While the straw is as green as the jungle, the ears are fit and I'm not as concerned about it as I was.”

Mr Parsons had also cut 72ha of rapeseed, with Dimension yielding 3.25t/ha and Cabernet 3.5t/ha.

Tipple spring barley also produced good results, with a yield of 6.9t/ha and a malting quality specification.


Crop: Winter Wheat
Variety: Solstice
Area: 80ha
Yield: 7.5t/ha


Crop: Rapeseed
Varieties: Dimension and Cabernet
Area: 72ha
Yield: 3.25-3.5t/ha


Crop: Spring Barley
Variety: Tipple
Area: 92ha
Yield: 6.9t/ha


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