East Lothian harvest going well

Scottish farmer James Grant Suttie from North Berwick, East Lothian, said harvest was going well this year despite one or two showers holding them back.

Optic spring barley did well, averaging slightly above 7t/ha although nitrogen levels were very low and screenings were slightly high.

First wheat Robigus was very pleasing, with one field yielding 12.5t/ha. Second wheat Riband did 7.5t/ha. Protein was low but Hagbergs were acceptable and bushel weights were 77 – 78kg/hl.

Mr Grant Suttie said early sown wheats did very well but those sown later did not get going. Moisture levels were mostly 17 – 18% which he said was very good as he will cut anything under 20%. He has made the odd exception and cut some at up to 25%.

  • Crop/Variety: Robigus and Riband winter wheat

  • Area: 220ha in total

  • Yield: Robigus – 12.5t/ha, Riband 7.5t/ha

  • Quality: Low nitrogen, bushel weight 77/78kg/hl


  • Crop/Variety: Optic spring barley

  • Area: 120ha

  • Yield: 7t/ha

  • Quality: Low nitrogen levels

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