Komando oilseed rape yielded well at Higher Clapton Farm, Wincanton, Wilts, averaging 3.8t/ha (1.5t/acre).
Farm manager and independent agronomist Chris Batchelor said the 39ha (96 acres) of Komando was very even, which made it easier to harvest.
He expected to start his Gerald winter oats next week (w/c 11 August), with the Alchemy, Gatsby and Solstice winter wheat still at least 10 days away. “I think the prospects look quite good,” he said.
However, fusarium and septoria were showing in a number of crops around the area, he added.
Crop: Oilseed rape
Area: 39ha (96 acres)
Yield: 3.8t/ha (1.5t/acre)
Duxford winter wheat is an HGCA Recommended List 2008/09 variety with very high