Joe Scott still has some beans to cut at Ashby Ledger Farms, Rugby, Warwickshire, but is concentrating on drilling wheat right now.

“Harvest has been a mixed bag, depending on where it was flooded over the winter,” he said.

“Oilseed rape was pretty good this year – we had PT211 and Extrovert, and they averaged 3.5t/ha.”

Gallant, Solstice, Santiago and Relay winter wheat averaged between 8t and 8.6t/ha, while spring barley came off at 6t/ha.

“We’ve still got some beans to cut, but there’s no great rush,” said Mr Scott. “There are quite a lot of beans to do in the area; I haven’t seen many that have been cut yet.

“There’s also some spring rape and spring barley left, but I think people are concentrating on getting the drilling done right now.”

With fantastic seedbeds, the wheat had come up within a week, but oilseed rape could do with a bit of rain, he added.

“We’ve got 80ha of maize to harvest, which is still about two weeks away. So we could do with a nice open October to get that off in good condition.”