David Fountain was concerned winter wheat yields were likely to be down on a very early harvest. “The incessant heat has got to have had an affect on them.” Growing only first wheats on his farm in Cambridgeshire, he said they were standing up quite well but had most noticeably been affected by the heat over the last few days.

Recital oilseed rape was combined on Monday, yielding an “expected” 3.75t/ha. He was also “quite happy” with moisture levels at 7% considering the dry weather. The crop was “up to scratch” and was sold on a set-aside contract.

Mr Fountain was fairly pleased with Nitouche peas which yielded 5t/ha with moisture levels of 14.5%. He added: “I’m pleasantly surprised at how things are going. It’s always nice to have a pleasant surprise!”

• Crop: Oilseed Rape
• Variety: Recital
• Area: N/A
• Yield: 3.75t/ha
• Quality: 7% moisture

• Crop: Peas
• Variety: Nitouche
• Area: N/A
• Yield: 5t/ha
• Quality: Moisture 14.5%