Harvest 09: Plenty to do in NE

Farmers got a lot cut in the North-East over the Bank Holiday weekend, but still had about 75% of their wheat left to cut, according to Gary Bright at GrainCo.

“Compared to last year it is still going well, but the crops South of the Tyne are noticeably better than those North of the river, where it flooded so badly last year.”

Yields were below last year across all commodities, he said, with wheat yielding about average.

“Hagbergs have been noticeably dropping as the rain continues.”

After heavy rain last night, few people would be combining today, but the weather had been very localised, with moistures ranging from 16% to 22%.

Farmers were about halfway through spring barley and oats, a quarter of the way through wheat, and hadn’t yet started on spring oilseed rape, he added.

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