Harvest was four or five days ahead of average at Rock Estate, Alwick, Northumberland, where Carl Tuer was cutting winter wheat today (August 29).
“We’ve had a brilliant spell – we’ve cut continuously for 10 days, until midnight most nights,” he said. “The weather has been quite kind to us this year in this little pocket.”
That left 202ha (500 acres) of Claire and Alchemy wheat and 36ha (90 acres) of Oxbridge spring barley to cut. “We’ve got about six days combining to do, and should be into the barley over the next few days,” said Mr Tuer.
- Crop: Winter barley
- Variety: Pearl
- Yield: 8.2t/ha (3.3t/acre)
- Crop: Oilseed rape
- Varieties: Betty, Lioness and Royal
- Yield: 4.3t/ha (1.75t/acre)
- Crop: Winter wheat
- Varieties: Claire and Robigus
- Yield: 9.4t/ha (3.8t/acre)
- Moisture: 18% (Claire)
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