Grainfarmers trader Bruce Ferguson said about 75-80% of the barley had been cut in central
South of the border, growers in northern England had made great progress over the past week, with 90% of the wheat now cut, although yields were at best only average.
Harvest continued to drag on at Priors Farm,
In East Yorkshire Adrian Hatchett’s yields were close to 8.5t/ha (3.4t/acre), with a couple of pleasing exceptions in the varieties Oakley and Duxford.
And in Northern Ireland Graham Furey had finished his spring barley, which yielded 5.6-6.2t/ha (2.25-2.5t/acre). He planned to make a start on his wheat tomorrow (September 6).
He planned to begin lifting the 61ha (150 acres) of maincrop potatoes next week, and expected yields to be about average.
Early potato yields had been about 2.5t/ha (1t/acre) down at Trevear Farm,