Up to date near Scarborough

Derek Lamplough has finished harvest at Manor Farm, Scarborough, Yorkshire, and is well up to date with autumn sowing.


“We’ve got quite a lot drilled – we’re well on top of things,” he said.

Yields for both winter barley and wheat were about 1.2t/ha (0.5t/acre) below the five-year average, at 6.2t/ha (2.5t/acre) and 8.6t/ha (3.5t/acre), respectively.

“But given how it looked in June, I’m delighted with that. And the winter barley went for malting, which was a bonus.”

Viscount and Oakley wheat yields were very comparable, he added. “It more depended on the land than the varieties this year – there’s been a vast difference between the good and bad land.”

Gravelly soil had yielded about 7.4t/ha (3t/acre), with heavier land reaching almost 10t/ha (4t/acre). “I can never remember a much variation as that.”

Tipple spring barley had done very well, matching the five-year average of 6.9t/ha (2.8t/acre). “It made malting as well, so we’re delighted.”

Most people had finished harvest in the area, although there were still a few late fields of wheat and beans about, said Mr Lamplough.

“The drilling conditions have been perfect – you couldn’t ask for anything better, so it’s a good start for next year’s crops.”


Crop: Winter wheat
Varieties: Oakley and Viscount
Yield: 8.6t/ha (3.5t/acre)


Crop: Winter barley
Variety: Cassata
Yield: 6.2t/ha (2.5t/acre)


Crop: Spring barley
Variety: Tipple
Yield: 6.9t/ha (2.8t/acre)


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