Alan Hind is busy combining wheat at Elm Tree Farm, Little Bytham, Lincolnshire and is pleased with the year so far.

“The Volume winter barley was very good, yielding 9.88t/ha,” he said.

The Extrovert and Exquisite oilseed rape also did well, outperforming PR46W21 at 4.4t/ha. 

Crop facts

  • Crop: Winter wheat
  • Variety: Santiago
  • Area: 330ha
  • Yield: 9.88-12.35t/ha

“We dried the early cut oilseed rape which is about it so far.”

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Santiago winter wheat yielded between 9.88t and 12.35t/ha, coming off the field at 16-17.5% moisture.

“Disease hasn’t been a problem as we’ve managed to keep on of top of everything this year,” said Mr Hind.

“It’s been an excellent year for the wheat. Conditions have been fantastic for us – if there’s no wheat this year there never will be.”