Pearl makes malting in Norfolk

Graham Bunn in Norfolk was pleased with 185ha of Pearl winter barley. He was confident it yielded 6.9t/ha, with one or two of the best fields yielding much better.

The crop made malting standards at 1.75% nitrogen and screenings were low, so he was happy with the results.

He had just started cutting Cocktail spring barley. He said: “It’s not really ripe but we’re ready for it.”

He added: “We’re not thinking about wheat yet in this part of the country, but we’re well on schedule.”

  • Crop/Variety: Pearl winter barley

  • Area: 185ha

  • Yield: 6.9t/ha

  • Quality: Nitrogen 1.75%

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