Kent yields affected by drought

Johnathan Tipples from Reed Court Farm in Kent said yields were very variable this year, with first wheats doing very well and second wheats poorly. He said they suffered from too much take-all caused by the drought in June.

Yields ranged from a “disappointingly poor” 5t/ha to a “very good” 10.6t/ha on the best first wheats. Protein and Hagberg levels were good, he added.

He expects the average would have been over 1t/ha higher if there had been more rain in June.

  • Crop/Variety: Einstein and Welford

  • Area: N/A

  • Yield: 5t/ha – 10.6t/ha

  • Quality: N/A

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