Wheat harvest is about three days away at Philip Bradshaw’s Flegcroft Farm, Whittlesey, Cambs, providing the sun comes out.


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“It’s grey and occasionally rainy but the forecast is better for the weekend,” said the FW Farmer Focus contributor.

He had finished his 73ha (180 acres) of Castille and Bravour oilseed rape before the rain arrived, yielding about 3.8t/ha (1.5t/acre). “Yields have been above average except for one or two pigeon-hit blocks,” he said.

Crop: Oilseed rape
Varieties: Castille and Bravour
Area: 73ha (180 acres)
Yield: 3.8t/ha (1.5t/acre)

Crop: Winter wheat
Varieties: Welford, Glasgow, Humber and Solstice
Area: 162ha (400 acres)



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