James Chamberlain was on cutting his winter wheat yesterday (13 August) at Glebe Farm, Derbyshire, in an attempt to secure the milling quality.


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“It’s all standing and it’s all bright, but it wants cutting now,” he said. He was combining the Solstice at 22% moisture in between the showers. “The forecast is just shocking for the next two weeks.”

Mr Chamberlain had finished his Grace oilseed rape, which came in below average at 3.6t/ha (1.45t/acre).

He also had Quench and Waggon spring barley to cut for seed, which was ready now and still standing.

Crop: Oilseed rape
Variety: Grace
Area: 162ha (400 acres)
Yield: 3.6t/ha (1.45t/acre)

Crop: Winter wheat
Variety: Solstice
Area: 243ha (600 acres)

Crop: Spring barley
Varieties: Quench and Waggon



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