Eight hundred acres of winter barley has been cut on the Merton Estates in Kelso, Scotland, said Charlie Stewart.
Yields for Pict and Sequel both averaged 8.4t/ha but slightly less on the lighter soils. He said this was above average, and he was reasonably happy with the bushel weight of 63kg/hl.
Mr Stewart has just started on oilseed rape, but stopped combining when the moisture was higher than it looked at 30%. Courage oilseed rape looked reasonable at 4.4t/ha on the combine, though he expects this to drop when the crop dries.
- Crop/Variety: Pict and Sequel winter barley
- Area: 320ha
- Yield: 8.4t/ha
- Quality: Bushel weight 63kg/hl
- Crop/Variety: Courage, Lioness, Astrid and tequila oilseed rape
- Area: 400ha in total
- Yield: looking 4.4t/ha
- Quality: N/A