Early finish for winter wheat in Leicestershire

Einstein winter wheat yielded a disappointing 8.75 t/ha (3.5 t/acre) on Robert Tullis’ Frelsworth Farms, Lutterworth, Leicestershire.


Sampling suggested a Hagberg of 300, protein at 12.5% and specific weight at 76 kg/hl. 


It was combined at 16-17% moisture. The crop was affected by secondary tillers.


Mr Tullis said: “Yields were down by probably about 0.5 t/acre from what we would have hoped for.” 


He had 16ha (40 acres) of Justina maize yet to combine, which he said, “looks quite well.”

  • Crop: Oilseed rape
  • Variety: Hearty
  • Yield: 2.8-3 t/ha (23-24cwt/acre).
  • Price: £220/tonne (£40 above base price)
  • Area: 32ha (79 acres)


  • Crop: Winter wheat
  • Area cut: 74ha (185 acres)
  • Variety: Einstein
  • Yield: 8.75 t/ha (3.5 t/acre)
  • Hagberg: 300
  • Protein: 12.5%
  • Specific weight: 76 kg/hl.
  • Moisture: 16-17%

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