Wheat yields are a mixed bag in Eseex

Wheat yields have been very mixed for Andrew Kerr in North Weald, Essex. One hundred and twenty hectares of Einstein and Cordiale wheat saw the greatest variance with yields from 7.6t/ha to 10.5t/ha, which he put down to the drought in June.

He said yields were 15% lower than last year but the quality was better with bushel weights of 76-80kg/hl and moisture at 14-18%.

Cordiale yielded slightly lower than Einstein, but he said this was down to the field rather than the variety. 

Mr Kerr was disappointed with the second wheat Access yielding just over 7.5t/ha. He said: “The crop looked well but it just didn’t yield.”

He also reported spring beans to have been affected by the drought and so was not expecting high yields. “We’d be lucky to see 1.5t/ac [3.75t/ha].”

But he was pleased with Lioness oilseed rape yielding 3.9t/ha which was better than their long term average.

He said things were going well apart from having two fires on the combine during the dry weather, but no crop was damaged.

  • Crop/Variety: Einstein and Cordiale winter wheat

  • Area: 120ha in total (including Access)

  • Yield: 7.6t/ha – 10.5t/ha

  • Quality: Bushel weight 76-80kg/hl


  • Crop/Variety: Access winter wheat

  • Area: 120ha in total (including Einstein and Cordiale)

  • Yield: 7.5t/ha

  • Quality: N/A


  • Crop/Variety: Lioness oilseed rape

  • Area: N/A

  • Yield: 3.9t/ha

  • Quality: N/A


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