Adrian Howell was testing his oilseed rape this morning, at Proctor Bros, Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire, and hoped to start combining this afternoon (22 July).
“It looks reasonably well – the big differences are in how successful the establishment was.”
Mr Howell had 200ha (500 acres) of Castille, Astrid, Ovation and a pioneer variety of rape to cut. “There’s very little been cut around here to date.”
He was also spraying off 180ha (445 acres) of Kabuki and Hawaii dried peas today, which would be ready to harvest in seven to 10 days’ time.
“The wheat is a fortnight off – it looks better than it did in April – the May/June rain certainly helped with grain fill.”
Duxford winter wheat is an HGCA Recommended List 2009/10 variety with very high UK treated yields and a maximum 9 rating for resistance to lodging with and without PGR. Combined with the highest second wheat yield and a balanced disease resistance profile, Duxford will continue to help UK growers meet the challenge of producing more grain profitably.