Spring Barley Harvest 2019
Good crop of spring barley being harvested on Saturday (6th July) at Buzancais in the Indre department of central France. Yielding 8.5 tonne per hectare and making malting spec.
Approximately 400 hectares of winter barley has already been cut with disappointing yields of 6.0 – 6.5 tonne per hectare – there was a lot of late frost damage.
Unfortunately the farms Claas Lexion 770TT combine caught fire and burnt out on the second day of harvest after only 2 seasons use, therefore they are using a hired Claas Lexion 770 combine.
It is worth noting that a fire suppression system will be fitted to the replacement combine!