Monday, 24 August 2015 14:00

Good gear key factor in record crop

Warren Darling from Timaru knows a bit about growing barley, so much so he broke the Guinness World Record for the crop with 13.8 tonnes/ha in April, with crop harvested on January 23 this year.

Published in Machinery & Products
Friday, 08 May 2015 09:17

Record verified

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.

Published in The Hound
Tuesday, 05 May 2015 00:00

Record confirmed

Timaru farmers Warren and Joy Darling are now the Guinness World Record (GWR) holders for the highest barley yield. 

Published in General News
Sunday, 08 March 2015 00:00

Less tillage key to barley record

The grower of what’s probably a new world record for barley yield says a switch to a reduced tillage system five years ago laid the foundations for this summer’s success.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 00:00

Bane of barley endemic in seed

AGRONOMY TRIALS and aeroplanes were among the topics aired during the Foundation for Arable Research’s South Canterbury and North Otago field day late last month.

Published in Management

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