31 July 2001
Significant areas of winter barley combined

ANDREW DEWING, of Aylsham Grain in Norfolk says about 70% of the winter barley area has been combined.

Yields are averaging about 7.6t/ha (3t/acre), “this is close to the average for the last three years, although where there were poor drilling conditions the yield is down. This is relative: 8 weeks ago the crops looked thin. The last 8 weeks has been perfect growing conditions.”

Fanfare, Pearl and Regina have all done well, with bold grains. The nitrogens started off variable, “but now I am worried they might be too low.” They range up from 1.3%.


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