29 August 2001
Wheat better than expected

REVESBY FARMS, north of Boston in Lincolnshire, have started combining Malacca wheat this morning. First wheat has so far done well, with second wheat being more variable. Manager Bob Sheriff comments:

“Napier first wheat has been very pleasing. It has averaged between 4-4.5t/acre (10-11t/ha), with one yielding 5t/acre (12.3t/ha). They budget for 8.6t/ha (3.5t/acre) across all the wheat.

Claire second wheat has performed poorly. “On fenland, second wheat Claire has yielded between 2.5-3t/acre (6.2-7.4t/ha).” Claire has had problems with quality. “All the Claire is chitting even where it is standing up.”

He has moved into the Malacca winter wheat. “The damage has been done to the Claire now and I want to keep the quality on the Malacca.” There is 160ha (400 acres) of feed Claire left.

Espace peas have yielded 3.7t/ha (1.7t/acre). “This is not bad considering the conditions they went into in May.”


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