Spring barley harvest got underway at Richard Bruckshaw’s farm

Spring barley harvest got underway on 3 August at Richard Bruckshaw’s farm at High Ercall, Shrewsbury, Shrops, but has been rained off ever since.


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The 6ha (15 acres) of Tipple cut so far looked good, leaving 34ha (85 acres) of Tipple and Quench to get in.

Excalibur oilseed rape yielded slightly below last year at 4t/ha (1.6t/acre).

Mr Bruckshaw had 100ha (250 acres) of Oakley and Alchemy winter wheat to get in after the spring barley. “It’s only just fit but has been going black over the past couple of days.”

Crop: Oilseed rape
Variety: Excalibur
Area: 40ha (100 acres)
Yield: 4t/ha (1.6t/acre)

Crop: Spring barley
Varieties: Tipple and Quench
Area: 40ha (100 acres)

Crop: Winter Wheat
Varieties: Oakley and Alchemy
Area: 100ha (250 acres)



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