Andrew Goodman was combining winter wheat today (29 August) at Walgrove Farm, Worcester, and was pleased with yields so far.
He had cut 28ha (70 acres) of Ambrosia, grown as a first wheat, at about 16% moisture, which was yielding above average at over 8.6t/ha (3.5t/acre).
Harvest started on Monday with the Waggon spring barley, which was also better than average, at 6.8t/ha (2.75t/acre). “We’re quite happy with that.”
Mr Goodman now had 45ha (110 acres) of Alchemy and Ambrosia to finish, before moving onto the spring beans, which were still some three weeks away.
Crop: Winter wheat
Area: 28ha (70 acres)
Yield: >8.6t/ha (3.5t/acre)
Area: 45ha (110 acres)
Crop: Spring barley
Area: 20ha (50 acres)
Yield: 6.8t/ha (2.75t/acre)
Crop: Spring beans
Area: 40ha (100 acres)
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Duxford winter wheat is an HGCA Recommended List 2008/09 variety with very high
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