Wheat disappoints growers in
Einstein wheat yields disappointed Tim Lock of Houghton Farm near Arundel,
Mr Lock completed 64ha (160 acres) of Einstein last week. It yielded 3 t/acre (7.5 t/ha) with 13% protein, Hagbergs of 250 and specific weight of 76 kg/hl.
He put yields at 1.25t/ha (0.5 t/acre) below average.
He said: “Yields are definitely down, but prices are significantly up.”
Mr Lock had oats and spring barley yet to harvest and said: “We are on track to get them done by mid-August.”
· Crop: Winter wheat
o Variety: Einstein
o Area: 64ha (160 acres)
o Yield: 7.5 t/ha (3 t/acre)
o Protein: 13%
o Hagbergs: 250
o Specific weight: 76 kg/hl.
· Crop: Oilseed rape
o Area: 56ha (140 acres)
o Variety: Lioness and Es Astrid
o Yield: 3.5 t/ha (1.4 t/acre).
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