Harvest 09: Busy in Inverness

Harvest is back underway at Jim Whiteford’s Shandwick Mains, Tain, Inverness, after a week without combining due to heavy rain.

“Harvest resumed on Wednesday (9 September) with vengeance. The high pressure sitting on us promises us days of good weather, which are much needed,” he said.

Today (11 September), Mr Whiteford was combining Istabraq and Riband winter wheat, which was yielding 9.5t/ha (3.84/acre) so far.

That left 16ha (40 acres) to finish off. “Quality is good, although there is slight discolouring.”

The Waggon spring barley averaged 7t/ha (2.85t/acre), and came in at moistures as low as 15%, he added.

Crop: Winter wheat
Varieties: Istabraq and Riband
Area: 18ha (45 acres)
Yield: 9.5t/ha (2.85t/acre)

Crop: Spring barley
Variety: Waggon
Yield: 7t/ha (2.85t/acre)

Crop: Spring barley
Variety: Optic
Area: 60ha (150 acres)
Yield: 7.7t/ha (3.1t/acre)

Crop: Oilseed rape
Variety: Cuillin
Area: 16ha (40 acres)
Yield: 4.5t/ha (1.8t/acre)

Variety: Castille
Area: 10ha (25 acres)
Yield: 4t/ha (1.6t/acre)

Crop: Winter barley
Variety: Volume
Area: 16ha (40 acres)
Yield: 10.5t/ha (4.3t/acre)

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