Harvest has gone well at David Hinchliffe’s Bank House Farm, Goole, Yorkshire, despite a tricky start.
He had finished his winter wheat, and just had 3ha (8 acres) of linseed and 46ha (115 acres) of Fuego spring beans to combine.
“We had some very good first wheats, but second wheats were average to disappointing.”
Cordiale yielded over 11t/ha (4.5t/acre) as a first wheat, but between 7t and 9.5t/ha (2.8-3.9t/acre) as a second wheat.
Viscount averaged 12t/ha (4.9t/acre) as a first wheat, and 10t/ha (4t/acre) as a second wheat.
The linseed that had been cut so far had averaged 6.2t/ha (2.5t/acre), said Mr Hinchliffe. “We’re just grabbing it between the showers.”
Oilseed rape yielded better than expected, and Wizard winter beans averaged 5t/ha (2t/acre).
“Harvest started off poor, and lots of people struggled with winter barley, but it got better as we went,” he said.
Harvest was about 95% complete in the area, with just a bit of wheat, linseed and beans to finish off.
Crop: Winter beans
Yield: 5t/ha (2t/acre)
Crop: Winter wheat
Yield: 7-11t/ha (2.8-4.5t/acre)
Yield: 10-12t/ha (4-4.9t/acre)
Duxford winter wheat is an HGCA Recommended List 2009/10 variety with very high UK treated yields and a maximum 9 rating for resistance to lodging with and without PGR. Combined with the highest second wheat yield and a balanced disease resistance profile, Duxford will continue to help UK growers meet the challenge of producing more grain profitably.