ITS a good year for oilseed rape; barometer grower Charles Davidson near Newtownards has nearly finished with yields averaging 3.72t/ha (30cwt/acre).
That will compensate for poor winter barley results, he says. "Most of it is Synergy, which has done the best, but we have also had a bit of Apex."
Charles Logan of Clarendon Agricare reports lower than usual winter barley yields of 6.2-6.8t/ha (2.5-2.75t/acre). A warm, sunny week has seen winter wheat and spring barley ripen quickly. *