Wheat is ripe and ready to cut at Jealott’s Hill Farm, Bracknell, Berks, but forecast showers mean Innes McEwan is unlikely to get much done this week.

 

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“It’s still a reasonable colour and is standing up,” he said. “We could really do with getting on but it’s not too urgent just yet.”

The 24ha (60 acres) of Retriever winter barley disappointed at 6.5t/ha (2.6t/acre), and the Catana oilseed rape was 0.5t/ha (0.2t/acre) below average at 3t/ha (1.2t/acre).

“The rape was truly awful this year because of pigeon damage earlier in the season.”

Crop: Winter barley
Variety: Retriever
Area: 24ha (60 acres)
Yield: 6.5t/ha (2.6t/acre)

Crop: Oilseed rape
Variety: Catana
Area: 57ha (140 acres)
Yield: 3t/ha (1.2t/acre)

Crop: Winter wheat
Varieties: Alchemy and Cordiale

 

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