The existence of Harvest 2020 became clearer this week as some-more crops began to be harvested from areas badly influenced by drought this summer.
Winter barley crops in a midlands are not behaving good and crops achieving over 3t/ac are a exception. Most new reports to AgriLand put crops in counties like Laois, Kildare and Carlow during anywhere from 2.25t/ac to 3t/ac or somewhat over it.
Moisture essence were as low as 14% in some crops this week, with a infancy entrance in underneath 18%.
Some growers are anticipating crops tough to thresh as pellet is ripe, though straw stays green.
Quality is good. KPH is adult to 69 on some of a two-row varieties. However, some of a winter malt varieties are bad on KPH and are entrance in in a 50s and low 60s.
In a north-east reports are of yields trimming from a low of 2t/ac and a best of a crops, that are in a minority, reached 3.6t/ac on really fruitful fields. However, a run of yields in a area seems to be between 2.5t/ac and 3t/ac.
KPH is good with total in a high 60s.
On a other hand, crops in a south of a nation achieved significantly improved in a kinder weather.
Six-row varieties achieved over 4t/ac in many cases. While reports from two-row varieties are averaging around 3.75t/ac.
Straw yields in a south are behind 20-25% according to reports from farmers and agronomists in a area.
Average produce in 2019
The estimated normal produce of winter barley in 2019 was 9.28t/ha or 3.76t/ac according to Teagasc’s Harvest Report for 2019.
This deteriorate a normal winter barley produce is approaching to be down significantly.
Wet continue has now halted swell of both harvesting and baling.
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