Variable wheat emerging

28 August 2001

Variable wheat emerging

WHEAT quality and yields are variable across the north of England, according to Darrell Yarwood of Dalgetys.

“The quality is all over the place. Hagbergs are variable, with higher than normal protein and good specific weight.”

“Claire is the predominant crop in the north and there are concerns of sprouting.” Hagberg on Claire vary from 120-180. Hagberg on Hereward have varied from 62-350, with most between 150-200. Malacca is also varied.

“The wheat crops ripened and then sat in very hot and humid and the Hagbergs have fallen.”

Yields vary on wheat crops between 5-12.3t/ha (2-5t/acre), with poorer yields off wetter ground.

Spring barley is said to be 50% done across the region. Nitrogen is between 1.5-1.6% with mid-90s percentage retention, which is satisfactory.

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