Derek Lamplough is busy finishing the spring barley at Manor Farm, Scarborough, Yorkshire and is happy with harvest so far.
“We’re extremely pleased with the winter barley this year,” he said. “I won’t say it’s record breaking, but it’s certainly as good as any we’ve has over the past few years.”
The 40ha of Venture barley yielded just under 8.6t/ha, coming off the field between 15% and 17% moisture.
Alongside this, the 40ha of Propino spring barley was almost finished, yielding just under 7.4t/ha at 16% moisture, according to the combine scales.
“We planned to have finished the spring barley last Thursday (22 August), but a fire behind the combine put an immediate stop to all plans,” he added. “Luckily, we avoided any serious damage.”
Mr Lamplough hoped to begin combining the winter wheat harvest in the next couple of days.
“We put in 80ha of Vicount and Conqueror winter wheat. It looks alright, but drilling conditions were poor.
“Hopes aren’t high, but taking into account the start to the year, we can say it looks better than expected.”
Crop: Winter barley
Crop: Spring barley