The Agriculture and Horticulture Growth Board (AHDB) is reporting winter wheat yields for GB to be within the vary 8.2-8.6t/ha.
For crops grown on lighter soils, yields have been starting from 5-11t/ha on farm. Yields of crops grown on heavier, extra water-retentive soils are barely increased, starting from 5-14t/ha.
Milling wheat varieties are yielding 6.5-12t/ha, with feed wheat ranging between 7-14t/ha.
Once more, yield variations are strongly linked to crop institution and water retention capabilities of the soil.
Particular weights are various between 78-83kg/hl on farm, with the Nice Britain common at present at 78-80kg/hl. Hagberg falling numbers are ranging between 280-310secs and are averaging round 300secs.
Values of over 250secs are optimum for milling wheat varieties destined for bread-making.
Protein ranges are various between 11-13.5% on farm, with the GB common at present at 12-13%. The variation in protein ranges is likely as a result of prolonged dry interval following nitrogen utility, limiting the uptake for some crops.
Spring wheat yields are various between 4- 8.5t/ha on farm. The decrease yields are from crops with poor institution and which have been grown on lighter soils.
These crops grew to become water burdened throughout the dry spring and summer season, affecting grain growth and fill.
Winter barley is various between 6t/ha on the lightest, driest land as much as 12.5t/ha on the heaviest land that retained moisture.
The GB common winter barley yield is 7.2-7.4t/ha, which is barely increased than the earlier five-year common for the UK as an entire of 6.9t/ha.
Particular weights for barley are ranging between 65-72kg/hl on farm, with hybrids producing barely decrease particular weights than two-row varieties. The GB common winter barley particular weight is estimated at 66-68kg/hl.
Spring barley yields are at present ranging between 4.8-9t/ha on farm, with the common 5.5-5.9t/ha.
As with different crops, the decrease yields are from lighter soils which suffered water stress, whereas the upper yields are from early drilled crops, in heavier soil.
Malting and rape
Yields for malting varieties are coming in between 4.4-7.8t/ha, with yields of feed varieties between 4.4-9t/ha.
Winter Oilseed Rape (WOSR) yields are starting from 2.1-5.2t/ha on farm, with common GB yields at 3.2-3.6t/ha.
The very best yielding crops established nicely in autumn in moisture-retentive soil and had minimal injury from pests and/or illness.
Cabbage Stem Flea Beetle (CSFB) has brought about much less injury to crops this yr and due to this fact has had much less of an affect on yields than in earlier years. Oil content material is usually ranging between 42-47% on farm, with a GB common of 44-45%.
Little or no WOSR has been dried in GB this harvest. Issues have been round maintaining seed cool sufficient for secure storage and transport, with finish customers refusing seed above 24°C because of security issues. Seed over 30°C has been widespread this season.
Farmers have needed to harvest within the early mornings or at evening for the seed to have a moisture content material above 6% – with a view to meet specification.
And, lastly, winter oats are yielding between 6.5-10t/ha on farm, with the spring oat yield starting from 4.7-9.5t/ha. The GB common oat yield is at present 5.1-5.9t/ha.