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Growing: Planting our Barley

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In the last fortnight we’ve planted all our barley for this summer’s crop (and next year’s whisky). As discussed in our previous post, 130 acres of this have been direct drilled straight into the cover crop that was drilled into the stubble after last year’s harvest. Around 75 acres has been planted conventionally.

Here’s a video of Tom talking about direct drilling in more detail (click here to view).

'Conventional' drilling at Hunmanby Grange, the Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery Farm, March 2020
‘Conventional’ drilling – Laureate barley, March 2020

'Direct Drilling' at Hunmanby Grange, the Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery Farm, April 2020
‘Direct Drilling’ – Laureate barley, April 2020

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