Andrew Symonds patiently awaits the harvest

Crops are looking well at Andrew Symonds’ Lincoms Farm, Worcs, but harvest is still at least three weeks away.

“We haven’t got any winter barley or rape – it will be well into August before we start harvest,” he said. “The winter barley isn’t ready around here anyway – there’s not a lot going on.”

Mr Symonds had 162ha (400 acres) of wheat, 40ha (100 acres) of oats and 20ha (50 acres) of Tipple spring barley to cut this year. “It’s all standing up at the moment.”

Crop: Winter wheat
Area: 162ha (400 acres)

Crop: Oats
Area: 40ha (100 acres)

Crop: Spring barley
Variety: Tipple
Area: 20ha (50 acres)



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