Harvest is still a couple of days off at Brian Totman’s Portway Farm,
“We should be into the winter barley at the weekend (19/20 July) – it looks very well,” he said. He expected the 16ha (40 acres) of Saffron to yield slightly above average at around 6.2t/ha (2.5t/acre).
“No-one’s started around here. We’ve had no sun for about a week and that’s what we need.”
After the winter barley Mr Totman would be starting on the 20ha (50 acres) of winter oats, which also looked very good.
Crop: Winter barley
Area: 16ha (40 acres)
Crop: Winter oats
Area: 20ha (50 acres)
Duxford winter wheat is an HGCA Recommended List 2008/09 variety with very high