Lincs Pearl 10 days early

“Everything is going well” in Lincolnshire, after Chris Hewis finished cutting 32ha of Pearl winter barley.

He was “very pleased” with the crop coming in at 6.9t/ha considering it was “10 days earlier than normal”.

The 13% moisture levels were “really good”, but he was having problems cooling the crop in store.

“The crops were very hot so they died early, but we’re happy because it didn’t affect the quality,” he said.

The Pearl winter barley is suitable for malting, after the nitrogen levels came in at 1.65 to 1.8.

The crop yielded 7.2t/ha, and the hot weather did not affect the quality of the crop.

The Royal oilseed rape averaged 4.32t/ha with moisture levels between 7.5 and 9%.

He said the rape was “slightly down” on the five-year average yield due to the “drought conditions and more pigeon damage than normal”.


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