Wilts wheat five days ahead of 04

Wiltshire Grain Co-op’s Nick Brown said wheat yields have been very varied this year. But quality has generally been good, with protein up on last year. He said some group two varieties have been up to group one standard.

Hagbergs have also been good, and he hopes this to continue as long as forecast rain does not last too long.

Mr Brown said he has seen 5000 tonnes of wheat to date, which is five days ahead of this time last year. There were a few low bushel weights, but he said this was not really a major problem for most growers.

Spring malting barleys have been affected by the weather with pre-germination issues. He said it has not been the best crop this year due to the weather, but fears for Scotland “where they’re still being rained on”.


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