Fine day brings combines out in Sussex

A dry day in East Sussex is allowing James Fuggle to combine winter barley at Chessons Farm, Wadhurst.

“We started Saffron winter barley last week and should finish it this week,” he said. Dodging between the showers he was about halfway through the barley, leaving around 18ha (45 acres) to do.

“It’s yielding very well – we’re 0.5cwt short of 3t/acre (7.4t/ha) at 15.4% moisture.

“We’re getting on well today (21 July) – it’s a nice dry day, but so far harvest has been very snatch-and-grab.”

Mr Fuggle hoped to be into his winter oats next week.

Crop: Winter barley
Variety: Saffron
Area: 18ha (45 acres)
Yield: 7.4t/ha (3t/acre)

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