Harvest under way - Farmers Weekly

Subscribe and save

Farmers Weekly from £133
Saving £46
In print AND tablet

SUBSCRIBE NOW

sub_ad_img

Harvest under way

19 July 2002

Harvest under way

THE 2002 harvest is moving on apace with the first wheat crop in England harvested on Wednesday (Jul 17). Colin Rayner of Berkyn Manor Farm, Windsor, Berks, harvested 12ha (30 acres) of Soissons at 8t/ha (3.2t/acre) and 19% moisture.

&#8226 For more details on harvest see page 49. &#42

    Read more on:
  • News

Harvest under way

13 July 2001

Harvest under way

THE 2001 combinable crop harvest got under way on Mersea Island in Essex on Monday evening (July 9) as a 2ha (5-acre) field of industrial oilseed rape, grown on contract for Kings Seeds, was combined by Bill Jowers.

"It was coming off at 10% moisture," he said. "If wed had a good forecast Id have held off a day or two, but it was worth getting it in and drying it before the rain came."

Yield of the swathed crop is "not too bad", he reports, at about 3t/ha (1.25t/acre) and he found few green seeds in the trailer as it was coming off. &#42

Although on fairly heavy land, he is usually one of the earliest in the area to start harvest.

    Read more on:
  • News
blog comments powered by Disqus