Slow start on malting barley

26 July 2001

Slow start on malting barley

STEVEN BETTS, of Thornham Farms in Norfolk started combining Pearl malting barley yesterday. Like many farmers in the area he is making a slow start.

Early indications on the quality is encouraging. The nitrogen is within specification between 1.66-1.75% and the specific weight looks bold.

“It looks like a good sample. I hope it will yield at 2.5t/acre, and at best 2.75t/acre.”

This will be an average yield for the farm. It is based on a sand mineral soil.

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