4 September 2001
Weather stops progress into beans

Kent Farmer Clive Apps has frustratingly been stopped from making a start on spring beans due to heavy rain this morning. If it dries out he thinks he will start tomorrow afternoon.

“Winter beans look reasonable but spring beans look sparse in what has been a very variable harvest.”

Wheat yields have been very variable. Claire has yielded up to 10t/ha (4t/acre), but overall winter wheat has varied from 6.2-10t/ha (2.5-4t/acre). The entire crop is grown for feed.

The farm has grown spring wheat this year because the winter drilling was not completed. “This yielded between 30cwt-2t/acre, but it was drilled late. We would hope for 3t/acre.”


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