Yields at Lower Norton Farm, Winchester, Hampshire, were 5% below budget, but much better than expected, according to Tom Coleman.
“Overall I’ve been pretty pleased with how everything has done – considering how it looked in May I’m amazed,” he said.
Harvest finished last Friday (August 24) – about 10 days behind last year but on par with a normal year.
The Expert and Castille oilseed rape made about 3.7t/ha (1.5t/acre), while the Einstein, Robigus and Alchemy winter wheat averaged 9.1-9.4t/ha (3.7-3.8t/acre). “The Einstein made a reasonable Group 2 spec.”
Optic and Tipple spring barley harvested before the rain both made malting, at 6.2-6.6t/ha (2.5-2.7t/acre), while the last Optic combined after the rain sprouted. “But hopefully it will still make a malting sample,” says Mr Coleman.
- Crop: Winter wheat
- Varieties: Einstein, Robigus and Alchemy
- Yield: 9.1-9.4t/ha (3.7-3.8t/acre)
- Crop: Oilseed rape
- Varieties: Expert and Castille
- Yield: 3.7t/ha (1.5t/acre)
- Crop: Spring barley
- Varieties: Optic and Tipple
- Yield: 6.2-6.6t/ha (2.5-2.7t/acre)
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