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Harvest 2020: Winter barley yield boosted in Cambs

Early winter barley yields are higher than anticipated on James Peck’s Cambridgeshire farm, with the six-row hybrid feed selection Belfry yielding a median of 8.2t/ha.

He begin reducing his first 66ha subject this week, and has minimize 50ha at present at a moisture of 14.2% and at particular weight of 68.2kg/hl.

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© James Peck

Mr Peck added that the yield was higher than anticipated after a tough rising season, with 997ha of barley nonetheless to chop on the farm.

He is rising the six-row hybrid winter barley varieties Belfry and Belmont on land he farms from his base at  Scotland Farm, Dry Drayton, some 4 miles west of Cambridge.

The AHDB estimates that the world of winter barley in Britain is down 34% at 296,000ha this season, due largely to moist situations at autumn drilling.

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