Harvest was about half way through for Stuart Fuller-Shapcott at Sweethope, near Kelso. “We’ve had a reasonable week at last but it’s just started drizzling,” he said.
The oilseed rape was all in the barn, having averaged a pleasing 4.2-4.7t/ha (1.7-1.9t/acre). And next year’s rape was all but planted, said Mr Fuller-Shapcott. “I’m now going to fight the slugs on every single front I can.”
- Crop: Spring barley
- Varieties: Optic and Oxbridge
- Yield: 5.7-5.9t/ha (2.3-2.4t/acre)
- Crop: Oilseed rape
- Varieties: Caracas, Grace and Astrid
- Yield: 4.2-4.7t/ha (1.7-1.9t/acre)
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