Yorks wheat yields down by 10-12%

Wheat yields were about 10-12% down on average at Derek Lamplough’s Manor Farm, Scarborough, Yorkshire, but quality was reasonably good.

The 61ha (150 acres) of Zebedee and Robigus yielded 8.6-9.3t/ha (3.5-3.75t/acre) and would all make biscuit standard, he said. “We have just 20ha (50 acres) of wheat left to do, which should take half a day – the contractors will be back in two or three days time.”

Mr Lamplough finished his 61ha (150 acres) of Tipple spring barley last week, averaging just under 7.4t/ha (3t/acre) at 1.6% Nitrogen.

“There’s still a bit to do in this area – there must be 20% left, but give it three or four days of good weather and it will be a different picture,” he said.

  • Crop: Winter wheat
  • Area: 61ha (150 acres)
  • Varieties: Robigus and Zebedee
  • Yield: 8.6-9.3t/ha (3.5-3.75t/acre)


  • Crop: Spring barley
  • Area: 61ha (150 acres)
  • Variety: Tipple
  • Yield: 7.4t/ha (3t/acre)

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