Mark Orlick hoped to be on combining winter wheat at Newbarton Farm

Mark Orlick hoped to be on combining winter wheat at Newbarton Farm, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, this afternoon (7 August).


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He had cut 20ha (50 acres) of Solstice last week, which yielded well above average at 10t/ha (4t/acre). “It’s the best yield we’ve ever had – unfortunately it’s taken away the protein,” he said.

The sample had a good Hagberg, 81kg/hl but just 11.2% protein.

Mr Orlick hoped to be into the rest of the Solstice today, at about 19% moisture, which would be followed by winter oats and Hereward.

He had finished the 40ha (100 acres) of Lioness oilseed rape, which disappointed at 3t/ha (1.4t/acre).

Crop: Winter wheat
Variety: Solstice
Area: 20ha (50 acres)
Yield: 10t/ha (4t/acre)

Crop: Oilseed rape
Variety: Lioness
Area: 40ha (100 acres)
Yield: 3t/ha (1.4t/acre)



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