Jim Meadows near Stratford-Upon-Avon in Warwickshire has seen variable results from harvest so far.
Colussus winter barley did well at 13% moisture, yielding 8t/ha and the bushel weight was “just what we need”.
The Pearl yielded 7.5t/ha, which was the same as last year. He said: “There are too many bare headlands from the wet autumn.”
He reported a neighbour’s Pearl to have yielded only 6.25t/ha, which did not make malting with 1.89% nitrogen levels.
Twenty four hectares of Caracus oilseed rape yielded a good 4t/ha, which was better than last year.
Mr Meadows said he will probably not grow barley again next year: “We have 500 acres of wheat this year, which could be 500 hectares next year!”
- Crop/Variety: Winter barley/ Colossus, Pearl
- Area: N/A
- Yield: 8-7.5t/ha
- Quality: 13% moisture, good bushel weight
- Crop/Variety: Oilseed rape/ Caracus
- Area: 24ha
- Yield: 4t/ha
- Quality: N/A