Drilling barley

Just a quick planting update…

Out in Devon drilling cassia barley following oats, on a contract job. The seed rate is 200 kg/ha, and the next crop will probably be beans.

Drilling Barley , James Lee



James Lee is AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds' new monitor farmer near Crediton. A family partnership on hilly terrain with thin to medium loams, the Lees farm a total of 260ha, of which 140ha is arable. They also have 70 suckler cows and 350 ewes. James has experienced benchmarking and peer review in New Zealand and wants to emulate this in the UK. James and his family currently grow oilseed rape, winter wheat, spring barley and oats, and want to expand their diversification.