Michael Manners made a start on his winter wheat at Conicliffe Grange, Staindrop, Darlington, Durham, yesterday (21 August), combining at 21% moisture.
It was too early to tell what the Napier, grown as a second wheat, was yielding, he said, and there was another 263ha (650 acres) of Napier, Duxford and Humber to get through.
The 97ha (240 acres) of Castille, Excalibur and Lioness oilseed rape had yielded about average at 3.9t/ha (1.6t/acre), finished off between the showers.
Crop: Winter wheat
Varieties: Napier, Duxford and Humber
Area: 263ha (650 acres)
Crop: Oilseed rape
Varieties: Castille, Excalibur and Lioness
Area: 97ha (240 acres)
Yield: 3.9t/ha (1.6t/acre)
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Duxford winter wheat is an HGCA Recommended List 2008/09 variety with very high
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