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Harvest Update from the Midlands and South

On this week’s episode of The Tillage Edge podcast, Michael Hennessy finds out about the harvest so far from the midlands and the south of the country.

John Kelly, Teagasc Tillage Advisor, Offaly said there are a lot of difficulties this year with low yields of both grain and straw but there are emerging problems of lodged crops and grain loss.

The position is worse in the south with winter wheat shedding heads and grain resulting substantial grain loss. Michael McCarthy, Teagasc Tillage Advisor, Cork explained that, similar to the midlands, spring barley is struggling to pass as malting barley with only about 50% is expected to pass now. 

Another concern emerging, following all the rain, is the deteriorating ground conditions.  It is a difficult harvest all round!

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