The crop 2017 of European malting barley harvest is heavily influenced of different weather phenome’s – from drought to flooding and from heat waves to cold weather. This has influenced both the growing season and now also the harvest situation. As the estimated balances for spring malting barley in Europe are tight – the crops in UK and Scandinavia – still out on the fields are really needed – but weather is delaying harvest, impacting barley quality on the fields and as harvest is getting later also the quality risk is increasing.
There is mainly still a good crop standing out on the fields but the weather gods will decide if we get it safely in the barns.
Read the whole report: Barley Reports – August 2017