Mr Boulden was pleased with 101ha (250 acres) of Hereward which was “all in the shed.” It yielded 8.5 t/ha with Hagberg’s of between 250-300, protein at 14% and bushel weight of 80kg/hl.
He was now working on 89ha (220 acres) of Solstice and had completed 40ha (100 acres) at 14% moisture yielding around 10 t/ha.
Also being cut on the farm was 202ha (500 acres) of Claire, of which 101ha (250 acres) had been cut yielding between 8-9t/ha. It was cut at 13% moisture and he said it looked a nice sample considering the conditions over the last six months.
Mr Boulden finished 223ha (550 acres) Castille, Lioness, NK Bravour and Borneo oilseed rape yielding 3.7t/ha (30 cwt/acre) around two weeks ago. He said yields met his five year average and he said he had been fortunate in comparison with neighbours who lost up to 100% due to weather damage (mostly hail).
Mr Boulden thought his wheat yields may be down by 2t/ha this year due to the dry April when crops were without rain for eight weeks.
He said: “This harvest is not as a good as I’d like to see,” but added that with higher prices he would be about as well off as last year.
Mr Boulden also had a few hectares of dried peas yet to harvest.
• Crop: Oilseed rape
o Area: 223ha
o Varieties: Castille, lioness, NK Bravour and Borneo
o Yield: 3.7t/ha
• Crop: Winter wheat
• Area: 392ha
o Variety: Hereward
o Area: 101ha
o Yield: 8.5 t/ha
o Hagberg: 250-300
o Protein: 14%
o Bushel weight: 80kg/hl.
o Variety: Claire
o Area: 101ha cut of 202ha
o Yield: 8-9t/ha.
o Moisture: cut 13%
o Variety: Solstice
o Area: 40ha cut of 89ha
o Yield: 10 t/ha
o Moisture: cut 14%
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