The Agricultural and Horticultural Improvement Board (AHDB) has confirmed that the 2023 grain harvest in Nice Britain (GB) is coming to an finish, from a cereals perspective.
Only some crops of very late spring barley and oats in Scotland and the north-east of England stay to be mixed.
At this level, winter wheat yields are estimated at 7.8–8.2t/ha, sitting across the five-year common.
Winter barley yields are estimated at 6.2–7.2t/ha, sitting across the five-year common. Spring barley yields are estimated at 5.2–5.5t/ha and is sitting beneath the five-year averages.
Mixed winter and spring oat yields are estimated at 5.0–5.4t/ha; the vary has tightened as harvest progressed.
Winter oilseed rape (OSR) yields are estimated at 2.8–3.0t/ha. That is beneath the five-year common.
Decrease yields have been primarily a results of inclement climate throughout the rising season, in addition to vital pest harm in some areas, significantly from Cabbage Stem Flea Beetle (CSFB).
Grain high quality
Grain high quality is kind of variable. The place wheat is anxious, particular weights are starting from 71-78kg/hl nationally. The GB common is presently 73–75kg/hl.
Nationwide protein contents are starting from 12.5–13.0%, the identical as a fortnight in the past. The GB common moisture content material for wheat is estimated at 15-17%. The vary has elevated from a fortnight in the past the place it was 15–16%.
The particular weights of winter barley crops have diversified by area, starting from 58–64kg/hl on farm. The GB typical common is presently 63–65kg/hl.
The GB common grain nitrogen indications vary between 1.5–1.7%
The particular weights of spring barley crops have been starting from 58-65kg/hl. The GB common is presently 59–62kg/hl.
The GB particular weights for oats are estimated at 49–52kg/hl, down from the 50–53kg/hl reported a fortnight in the past.
In the meantime, there was a sluggish begin to the 2023 autumn planting season in GB.
Current rainfall has allowed for the germination of weeds and volunteers in stale seedbeds, that are being managed by soil cultivations or purposes of glyphosate earlier than drilling.
Moist soil situations have resulted in additional farmers reverting to ploughing quite than doing min-till.
Sowing of winter oilseed rape began in mid-August and has continued into September.
Nevertheless, institution has been variable following a interval of sizzling and dry climate firstly of September.
Crops in a number of areas have already been broken by CSFB and slugs.
Drilling of winter cereals began from mid-September. Nevertheless, planting progress has been sluggish in most areas attributable to moist situations.