Farmers in East Lincolnshire have not combined for the past 10 days, according to independent agronomist Bridget Carroll.
“The yields are fantastic – we just can’t get at them.” Yields were better than average at over 10t/ha (4t/acre), up to 12t/ha (5t/acre).
“Rape yields were really good as well.”
On the coast, farmers had only cut about 20% of their wheat, she said.
“We don’t really grow milling wheat here – no-one has reported any sprouting but it is warm and wet so I would imagine there will be some.”
With rapeseed now drilled and emerging, farmers were struggling to control slugs, particularly given the new guidelines limiting metaldehyde use.