Regina average, rape below

27 July 2001

Regina average, rape below

ROBERT SUTTON, who farms at Marnham, Newark in Nottinghamshire has cut 80ha (200 acres) of Regina barley, and is currently making a start on oilseed rape.

He estimates that it has yielded 7.4t/ha (3t/acre). “The bushel looks good, its clean with no small stuff and a good size grain.” He also says that the moisture is low.

2.5ha (6 acres) of Madrigal oilseed rape have been combined. He thinks it will yield below average at 3.3t/ha (1.4t/acre), while the average for the farm is usually 4.3t/ha (1.75t/acre).

“There are good areas of crop, but also areas with problems,” he said. They are roughly up to date for the farm, which is based on a marl soil.

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