Paul finishes winter barley in Wales

Paul Phillips was combining between the showers at Broniarth Farm, Newtown, Wales, finishing off the winter barley on Friday (15 August).

The 5ha (13 acres) of Carat averaged 5.6t/ha (2.25t/acre) – slightly below a normal year, he said. “The straw was a little bit disappointing but good and clean.”

He now had 14ha (35 acres) of Gerald winter oats to cut, which were still standing reasonably well. “They’re showing fairly promising signs.”

After that would come the Claire winter wheat and the Lamberto winter triticale, which was still 10-14 days away from ripening, he said.

Crop: Winter barley
Variety: Carat
Area: 5ha (13 acres)
Yield: 5.6t/ha (2.25t/acre)

Crop: Winter oats
Variety: Gerald
Area: 14ha (35 acres)

Crop: Winter wheat
Variety: Claire
Area: 6ha (15 acres)

Crop: Triticale
Variety: Lamberto
Area: 4ha (10 acres)


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