Alistair Pinkerton finished his oilseed rape at midnight last night (27 July) and is pleased with above average yields of 3.5t/ha (1.4t/acre).

The 66ha (165 acres) of Castille at Blackbirds Farm, near Watford, Herts, looked good, and harvest was progressing at an average rate, he said.

“I’m just walking through wheat, which is ready for roundup.” He would spray the 194ha (480 acres) of Xi19 this afternoon, and it was likely to be ready to combine in about a week, he said.

Crop: Oilseed rape
Variety: Castille
Area: 66ha (165 acres)
Yield: 3.5t/ha (1.4t/acre)

Crop: Winter wheat
Variety: Xi19
Area: 194ha (480 acres)