Spring barley better than last year

Yorkshire farmer Derek Lamplough said harvest has come to a standstill due to heavy showers and thunderstorms in Scarborough. He said some of the wheat has just ripened and will take a few days to dry out after this rain.

Half of Claire has been cut with yields over 10t/ha, which is above the five year average and a lot better than last year, he said. Quality is fine, but he expects the remaining wheat to deteriorate if rain continues.

Moisture levels are around 17 – 18%, he noted.

Cocktail spring barley quality yields are 0.6t/ha above last year at 6.9t/ha and nitrogen levels are suitable for malting, he said. Bushel weights are pretty good, and moisture remains around 17%.

  • Crop/Variety: Cocktail spring barley

  • Area: 40ha

  • Yield: 6.9t/ha

  • Quality: N/A


  • Crop/Variety: Claire winter wheat

  • Area: 68ha

  • Yield: 10t/ha

  • Quality: N/A


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