Winter barley at Nick Abram’s High House Farm, Beetley, Norfolk, is looking good, but showers are keeping the combine at a standstill.
Mr Abram had only managed to cut 20ha (50 acres) of Flagon so far. “And it looks as though we aren’t going to get a lot done this week, by the looks of the forecast.”
What had been cut had yielded a good 6.2t/ha (2.5t/acre) at just under 15% moisture, and tested at 1.67% nitrogen with 1% screenings.
“Hopefully, the rest is going to be the same, but that’s going to be weather-dependant,” he said.
Fortunately, the crop was only just fit last week so would not be suffering just yet, he added.
The rape was about 14 days away from being ripe, and would be followed by 40ha (100 acres) of spring barley before the wheat.
Crop: Winter barley
Area: 20ha (50 acres)
Yield: 6.2t/ha (2.5t/acre)
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