Combine cuts last wheat on shropshire unit

Shropshire farmer Guy Davies hoped to finish his winter wheat today (August 24) and tie up the 28ha (70 acres) of Cocktail spring barley tomorrow.

“Our wheat is about 1.2t/ha (0.5t/acre) down,” he said. The 445ha (1100 acres) of Alchemy, Gladiator and Einstein had averaged 9.3t/ha (3.8t/acre), with busheweights all above 72kg/hl.

“The Einstein tested at 12% protein, 200 Hagberg and 76-78kg/hl so it will be millable.”

The 49ha (120 acres) of Carat and Boost winter barley were very pleasing at 9-10t/ha (3.6-4t/acre), as were the 162ha (400 acres) of Castille and Astrid oilseed rape, which yielded 4.6t/ha (1.85t/acre) and 4.1t/ha (1.65t/acre), respectively.

Crop: Winter wheat
Area: 445ha (1100 acres)
Varieties: Alchemy, Gladiator and Einstein
Yield: 9.3t/ha (3.8t/acre)

Crop: Winter barley
Area: 49ha (120 acres)
Varieties: Carat and Boost
Yield: 9-10t/ha (3.6-4t/acre)

Crop: Oilseed rape
Area: 162ha (400 acres)
Varieties: Castille and Astrid
Yield 4.1-4.6t/ha (1.65-1.85t/acre)

RAGT logo

RAGT Seeds are pleased to sponsor Harvest Highlights.

Robust wheats from the PBIC brand are brought to you by RAGT Seeds, offering you the security of consistent performance, a critical factor in maximising output in an increasingly uncertain farming environment.
Robust wheats: Varieties that can be relied on to produce high yields of consistently high quality grain, year-in, year-out.

For more information on our varieties visit

Farmers Weekly Awards 2021

Enter or nominate today

Farmers Weekly Awards 2021

Enter or nominate today

Online grain trading made easy with Farmers Weekly Graindex

It takes just a couple of minutes to create a listing on Farmers Weekly Graindex and you’ll get a range of prices to compare from active buyers who want your grain.
Visit Farmers Weekly Graindex
See more