Sandy Walker of Ercall Park, High Ercall, Telford was harvesting his 14ha (35 acres) of potatoes when FWi called. He was surprised to find them “coming out of the ground nicely”.
Mr Walker had been struggling to get onto his wet land and said combining was a case of where he could gain access. So far he had cut 36ha (90 acres) of Castille and Lioness oilseed rape, and still had 12ha (30 acres) left on fields too wet to travel on.
He was uncertain of yields and quality and thought it was a little like stepping into the unknown.
Mr Walker said progress was behind normal this year, although he remained optimistic given the better weather forecast, “One week could make a big difference and prices are good, which helps a bit.”
• Crop: Winter barley
• Variety: Saffron, Carat
• Area: 100ha
• Crop: Oilseed Rape
• Variety: Castille, Lioness
• Area: 48ha
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