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Pictures: View the latest Harvest Highlights photos

With bands of rain passing across the UK with unnerving uncertainty, harvest this week is proving to be catchy.

For some it has been a very frustrating start to the summer season, but others have been managing to get on as the full Harvest Highlights picture gallery demonstrates.

Here are some of the highlights sent over the last few days:

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Thought to be the first Valtra sold in the UK with the company’s new five-step semi-powershift Versu gearbox, B&B Contractors’ new T-series tractor was put straight to work on the edge of Dartmoor by driver Neil Chapman. The picture was taken by Rosalie Goldsworthy while he was baling straw last weekend.

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Harvesting home-grown organic triticale under the shadow of the Westbury White Horse. Picture by Wiltshire Wurzel.

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Birds-eye-view… Farmer’s son Tim Smales has brought an interesting new angle to the Harvest Highlights galleries. He has recently invested in a remote-controlled helium balloon to allow him to take aerial shots. This picture shows Alan Cook from Whinwhistle Farms cutting spring barley just outside Salisbury with a John Deere S690i Hillmaster combine. Alongside is Dave Cook, carting with a John Deere 7530. Click here to see more of Tim’s aerial shots.

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Worlds apart… These photos show 83-year-old Kent farmer Sam Frederick bringing the harvest home in two very different eras. In the first (some time just before the second world-war) he is leading cart-horse Skinner in with a load of hay. Taken some 70 years later, the second shot shows him combining Cordiale wheat in the same field at the family farm near Penshurst. Many thanks to his son Simon for sending the pictures in.

 

Pictures: View the latest Harvest Highlights photos

Weather forecasters are predicting brighter weather over the next few days, which will be a relief to those growers who have been struggling to make progress with harvest.

For some it has been a very frustrating start to the summer season, but others have been managing to get on as the full Harvest Highlights picture gallery demonstrates.

Here are some highlights sent in during the past week:

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Richard and Will Monnington from Lewes, Sussex baling and combining the last of the Einstein wheat which was yielding 4t/acre at 17.5%. Rich Salsbury is on the corn cart and the picture was taken by Susie Monnington.

 

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Velcourt harvesting rape at Braishfield Manor, Hampshire, with a new Case 9120 Flow-Axial combine. Picture from Bill Browning.

 

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Tannington Group harvesting wheat on 6 August 2009 at Tannington, Suffolk. Picture taken by Bill King.

 

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There’s an enthusiastic team from John Deere who are spending three weeks on an Essex farm ‘familiarising’ the UK and Ireland sales team with their combine fleet which is lucky for the farmer concerned…

 

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This one isn’t actually in the Harvest Highlights Gallery but we thought it was an interesting contrast to the picture above. It comes from the FW Archive which is held by the Museum of English Rural Life. It was taken either at R Wellesley’s Gore Farm, Buckland, Berkshire or Cokenack Estate, Royston, Hertfordshire in 1963.

View the full Harvest Highlights Gallery.

If you’d like to submit a picture then add it straight to the gallery or email it to us. Whichever way, don’t forget to give us plenty of information about who, what, where, variety, yield etc

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