Tom Hipwell of Hill farm, Bedfordshire has had no problems at the start of the harvest on his farm.

Winter wheat and oilseed rape combining both got off to a good start with Castille and Lioness rape achieving 3.5-4t/ha whilst Einstein wheat yielded 8.5-9.9t/ha.

Despite the showers, the rape has come in dryer than expected.

“It is early days yet but things are going generally well with no problems” concluded Mr Hipwell.

• Crop: Oil seed rape
• Variety: Castille
• Area: 230 acres
• Yield: 3.5-4t/ha

• Crop: Oil seed rape
• Variety: Lioness
• Area: 230 acres
• Yield: 8.5-9.9t/ha