Carl Juhl was cutting spring barley at 20% moisture at Little Farms

Carl Juhl was cutting spring barley at 20% moisture at Little Farms, Saffron Walden, Essex, today (11 August), having started combining late yesterday afternoon.


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“It’s yielding fairly well,” he said. The 49ha (120 acres) of Tipple was averaging about 7.4t/ha (3t/acre) so far, with 32ha (80 acres) of Optic to cut after that.

The Robigus, Zebedee, Oakley and Humber were not yet ripe, said Mr Juhl. “The second wheats are starting to look a little bit discoloured. Generally it all looks well at the moment but the forecast is not good.”

Mr Juhl’s Castille and Astrid oilseed rape produced an average yield, at 3.3t/ha (1.3t/acre).

Crop: Spring barley
Variety: Tipple
Yield: 7.4t/ha (3t/acre)

Variety: Optic
Area: 32ha (80 acres)

Crop: Oilseed rape
Varieties: Castille and Astrid
Area: 182ha (450 acres)
Yield: 3.3t/ha (1.3t/acre)

Crop: Winter wheat
Varieties: Robigus, Zebedee, Oakley and Humber



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