Harvest almost over in Cambridgeshire

Overall, this year has seen high yields in nearly all crops apart from oilseed rape, he noted.

Quality on the later wheats has been poor, but in the Cambridgeshire area they saved the quality from most of the group 1 milling wheats by harvesting in-between the showers.

He has a total of 50,000 tonnes of milling quality wheat, but said he burned half a million litres of gas oil to dry it all.

“It‘s been a lot wetter than average which has led to an expensive harvest.”

“Orange blossom midge was always there showing through, but because the group 1 wheats were taken in early enough, it didn‘t really have a great effect.”

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