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Slowly into spring barley

15 August 2001
Slowly into spring barley

“COMBINES were buzzing in the area yesterday,” says Davis Kirkwood, who farms with his son at Cherry Cobb Sands, just north of the Humber estuary. They made a start on wheat on Tuesday (14 August).

A 24ha (60 acres) field of Charger was started. “It has flooded badly in places, so will not be too startling. But the sample is not too bad.”

Rain in the last week has meant there is the odd sprouting grain. “They took a bit of harm last week, and now have a dirty look.”

Oilseed rape has been quite successful on the farm. Apex and Pronto yielded between 3.3-4t/ha (1.35-1.6t/acre). “We would normally look for a bit more, but there was the odd pool in the crop during winter, so were quite pleased overall.”

He says wheat should follow on so harvest will proceed with the weather. He does not think they are behind at the moment.


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Slowly into spring barley

14 August 2001
Slowly into spring barley

RICHARD BRUCKSHAW is pleased with his crop of Optic spring barley at High Ercall near Shrewsbury.

“I didnt expect it after the way wheat was going.” (Previous report focusing on the first crop of Claire). It has yielded 6.5t/ha (2.65t/acre), which is above the farm average of 5.9t/ha (2.4t/acre).

The farm normally grows second wheat, but this year opted for more spring barley. “It was the right thing to do on the lighter land.”

He says they will move back on to wheat on Tuesday evening (14 August) evening, and expects this part of the crop to be better.

The farm has escaped most of the bad weather, with only a few showers last week. Optic came off at 15.5%. He is anxious to make progress before forecasted rains at the weekend.


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Slowly into spring barley

13 August 2001
Slowly into spring barley

DAVID CHICK, combining on Monday (13 August) at Sixpenny Handley near Blandford Forum in Dorset, started Optic spring barley a week ago. “Weve been nipping in between showers to take what we can.”

The crop has been pleasing. 36ha (90 acres) out of 61ha (150 acres) has yielded about 7.4t/ha (3t/acre), which is above the farm average of 6.2t/ha (2.5t/acre). “It has looked good all the way, since it was drilled in February.”

The specific weight is 69kg/hl, it has a bold sample and it looks like there are low screenings. “Its been cut at about 18.5%, but it should come down rapidly today.”

Peas, Claire and Soissons winter wheat are all fit, so if the weather permits they shall be combining these this week. Malacca is not quite fit yet. “When it does come fit, we shall move onto it, to safeguard the Hagberg.”


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