Harvest is yet to start for Gerald Erwin at Nutts Corner

Harvest is yet to start for Gerald Erwin at Nutts Corner, Crumlin, Co Antrim, with winter wheat the first crop on the agenda.


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“Most crops are looking well. If we can get a good window of weather we should be ready at the beginning of next week (w/c 11 August),” he said. He had 200ha (500 acres) of Einstein, Humber, Zebedee and Claire to cut.

That would be followed in about a month’s time by the 80ha (200 acres) of Waggon and Westminster spring barley. “That’s looking a lot better than we expected,” he said. “It’s recovered remarkably well after the dry spell in the spring.”

Crop: Winter wheat
Varieties: Einstein, Humber, Zebedee and Claire
Area: 200ha (500 acres)

Crop: Spring barley
Varieties: Waggon and Westminster
Area: 80ha (200 acres)



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