Stephen Betts has been busy contract combining around Thornham

Stephen Betts has been busy contract combining around Thornham, Norfolk, but is still waiting for his own wheat and spring barley to ripen.


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So far he had cut 80ha (200 acres) of Carat winter barley at 8t/ha (3.25t/acre), and 16ha (40 acres) of Tipple spring barley at 5.6t/ha (2.25t/acre) on light land.

The 80ha (200 acres) of Castille oilseed rape had averaged 3t/ha (1.25t/acre).

Mr Betts was now waiting for his Einstein winter wheat at Thornham Farms to ripen. “If we get a dry spell next week we’ll be straight into it.”

Crop: Winter barley
Variety: Carat
Area: 80ha (200 acres)
Yield: 8t/ha (3.25t/acre)

Crop: Spring barley
Variety: Tipple
Area: 16ha (40 acres)
Yield: 5.6t/ha (2.25t/acre)

Crop: Oilseed rape
Variety: Castille
Area: 80ha (200 acres)
Yield: 3t/ha (1.25t/acre)

Crop: Winter wheat
Variety: Einstein
Area: 243ha (600 acres)



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