Suzuka winter barley has yielded very well at Jonathan Booth’s Ranby Hall, Market Rasen, Lincs.
The 10ha (25 acres) grown as seed yielded 10.2t/ha (4.1t/acre), well above average.
However, the 101ha (250 acres) of Castille rape has been variable, ranging from 3-4.9t/ha (1.25-2t/acre). With 40ha (100 acres) still to cut, Mr Booth reckoned it was averaging 4.3t/ha (1.75t/acre).
The 243ha (600 acres) of Oakley, Humber, Istabraq, Sahara and Emerald wheat was still about a week away, he said. “It’s looking very promising.”
Crop: Winter barley
Area: 10ha (25 acres)
Yield: 10.2t/ha (4.1t/acre)
Crop: Oilseed rape
Area: 101ha (250 acres)
Yield: 4.3t/ha (1.75t/acre)