Bruce finishes in Shropshire

Bruce Udale finished harvest at Eyton House Farm, Telford, Shrops, on Friday night (19 September).

“Most people in Shropshire are getting wrapped up now,” he said.

The winter wheat did well, yielding above average, with Alchemy and Humber topping the scales.

Dalguise oats also yielded better than normal, at well over 7.4t/ha (3t/acre).

“I’m pretty happy with harvest, considering the weather,” said Mr Udale.

He had drilled all his rape and it was now growing well. “But locally a lot hasn’t gone in – some people are just starting to sow now.”

Crop: Winter oats
Variety: Dalguise
Area: 167ha (412 acres)
Yield: >7.4t/ha (3t/acre)

Crop: Winter wheat
Varieties: Einstein and Alchemy
Area: 485ha (1200 acres)
Yield: > average

Crop: Oilseed rape
Varieties: Castille, Lioness and Excalibur
Area: 162ha (400 acres)
Yield: 4t/ha (1.6t/acre)


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