Finished harvest

29 August 2001

Finished harvest

ROBERT BOWER, who farms on light sand near Worksop in Nottinghamshire, has finished harvest. He has combined winter and spring barley.

He finished on Monday with some late-drilled Optic, sown after carrots in May. “It yielded about 1.5t/acre (3.7/ha), which is quite good considering when they were drilled.”

The earlier drilled Optic yielded 5t/ha (2t/acre), which is up to the average for the farm. He hopes it will fulfil the malting contract with Viking Cereals.

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