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Friday, 08 May 2015 09:17

Record verified

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They say good things take time, and that is certainly the case for South Canterbury arable farmers Warren and Joy Darling who were aiming to better the world record for a barley crop – which was 12.2t/ha – at harvest time this year.

Back in January the Darlings harvested their barley crop (as then reported in Rural News) and recorded 13.8t/ha. Despite this measurement being checked, verified and okayed in NZ by a plethora of officials, this was not good enough for the folk at the Guinness Book of Records. However, some three months later, the good folk at Guinness have at last accepted the achievement as a record and verified it at the 13.8t. The Hound extends his congratulations to the new world record holders for a barley crop. As Captain Blackadder would say, “Well done, Darling.”

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