A day left for Dorset farmer’s winter wheat
In Dorset the wheat harvest was due to finish within a day after ten days work.
Keith Harris of Manor Farm, Silton, Gillingham was pleased that 95ha (235 acres) of the farm’s of 120ha (296 acres) were complete.
Mr Harris hoped showers wouldn’t delay combining with just 25ha (63 acres) to go.
Mr Harris was drying 30ha (75 acres) worth of borage today. It yielded 350kg/ha but with screenings at 30-40%.
He was also trying out 10ha (25 acres) of Echium. The oil-bearing plot looked very good, he added.
• Crop: Winter wheat
o Variety: Zebedee, Robigus and Nijinsky
o Completed: 95ha (237.5 acres) of 120ha (48 acres)
o Moisture: 14-16%
o Yield: 7-8 t/ha.
• Crop: Borage
o Area: 30ha (75 acres)
o Yield: 350kg/ha
o Screenings: 30-40%.
• Trial crop: 10ha Echium
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