Sandy Alison had about two days combining left at Turnhouse Farm, near Edinburgh, where he was busy cutting Consort today (September 3).

“We’re less than a week behind – we’ve had a good run with the combine recently,” he said.

“The Cordiale and Consort second wheats have done in excess of 7.4t/ha (3t/acre) but the Consort and Alchemy first wheats have been disappointing at a good 1.2t/ha (0.5t/acre) down.”

The Mendel oilseed rape managed to yield 3.9t/ha (1.6t/acre) despite a chronic club root problem with the land, said Mr Alison.

Crop: Winter wheat
Varieties: Cordiale, Consort and Alchemy
Yield: >7.4t/ha (3t/acre)

Crop: Oilseed rape
Variety: Mendel
Yield: 3.9t/ha (1.6t/acre)


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