Spring barley disappoints at Little Farms

Spring barley yields are below average at Little Farms, Saffron Waldon, Essex, having been affected by the lack of rain.

So far Carl Juhl had only cut some Concerto, at about 7.2t/ha (2.9t/acre), and Publican, at around 6.7t/ha (2.7t/acre).

“Our oilseed rape is not ready yet – I think we may even be into the wheat before the rape at the moment, which is very unusual,” he said.

“I think the wheat is also going to be affected by the drought – it really has been so dry here.”

Crop: Spring barley
Variety: Concerto
Yield: 7.2t/ha (2.9t/acre)

Variety: Publican
Yield; 6.7t/ha (2.7t/acre)

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