Harvest is almost finished at Clive Apps’ farm near Romney, Kent, and not a moment too soon.

“Nothing has gone quite according to plan this year,” he said. “The combine dropped a valve and ruined the engine.”

In total that cost him about £25,000 through new parts and delayed or lost harvesting on his own, and contracted land.

However, yields had been good, with the Cordiale and Claire averaging over 10t/ha (4t/acre) including the upland fields.

Mr Apps now had 8ha (20 acres) of wheat to finish on his own farm, and 60ha (150 acres) of contract combining to do.


Crop: Winter wheat
Varieties: Claire and Cordiale
Yield: >10t/ha (4t/acre)

Crop: Oilseed rape
Variety: Castille
Area: 20ha (50 acres)
Yield: 3.9t/ha (1.6t/acre)

 

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