Combine under wraps for three weeks in Yorkshire

Derek Lamplough has not been able to get on combining for three weeks at Manor Farm, Scarborough, Yorkshire.

“The worry is that the quality starts to go – but I don’t think our wheat will be ripe enough to sprout yet,” he said.

The winter barley, combined at the end of July, averaged 8.4t/ha (3.4t/acre), with the Flagon performing slightly better than the Cassata. All of it made malting quality with no deductions.

Mr Lamplough’s Tipple spring barley was now ready to cut, with the early wheat almost ripe as well.

Crop: Winter barley
Varieties: Flagon and Cassata
Area: 49ha (120 acres)
Yield: 8.4t/ha (3.4t/acre)

Crop: Spring barley
Variety: Tipple
Area: 32ha (80 acres)

Crop: Winter wheat
Variety: Zebedee
Area: 40ha (100 acres)

Variety: Robigus
Area: 40ha (100 acres)



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