The weather is damp for Stuart Fuller-Shapcott near Kelso on the Scottish Borders.
Two fields of Pearl winter barley yielded slightly up on last year, one at 7t/ha and the other at over 7.5t/ha, which he said was surprising.
He was pleased both fields of malting barley came in at 1.45% nitrogen, and the crop was of a satisfactory quality.
He was unsure how the wheat varieties will hold out this year, due to the heavy land, and the wet planting conditions last year. Mr Fuller-Shapcott said: “I’m not expecting much. My gut feeling is disappointing.”
- Crop/Variety: Winter barley/ Pearl
- Area: N/A
- Yield: 7-7.5t/ha
- Quality: 1.45% nitrogen