E Anglian yields hold up despite drought

Despite having some “very dry burnt up land” in East Anglia, yields still held up, said Cam Grain’s Philip Darke.

Seven thousand tonnes of Pearl winter barley yielded an average of 7.25t/ha, which was up on the previous year’s 6.25t/ha, he said.

With the high yields and nitrogen levels of 1.8%, results were encouraging.

Even a “burnt up yield” of Xi19 wheat yielded 8.75t/ha, and the sample was of good quality, explained Mr Darke.

He predicted oilseed rape yields to hold up, which was “encouraging because the earlier rapes usually have lower yields”.

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