By FWi Staff
OVERALL winter barley yields are down this year at 6.15t/ha reported commercial manager Trevor Harriman at the Dalgety harvest review yesterday (Thursday).
Ranges vary considerably and with the lower plantings seen this year have given a crop of 4.66 million tonnes, over half a million below last year.
|Barley yield – 1998 harvest|
|Winter barley||Region||Yield (t/ha)|
|TOTAL PRODUCTION||4.66m tonnes|
|Spring barley||Region||Yield (t/ha)|
|TOTAL PRODUCTION||2.57m tonnes|
Mr Harriman reported more consistent spring yields from all areas of England, but with Scotland still harvesting the overall yield is virtually unchanged.
The national average is 5.11t/ha and Dalgety predicts a production of 2.57 million tonnes. This is down 700,000 tonnes on 1997 giving a total barley crop of 7.23 million tonnes.
- Dalgety predicts second-biggest wheat harvest ever, FWi, yesterday (10 September, 1998)
- Dalgety reports wheat success for 1998, FWi Markets, yesterday (10 September, 1998)