Harvest spreads north and west between the showers

Harvest is spreading across the UK this week with increasing numbers of farmers further north and west swinging into action as crops swiftly ripen.

Although rain temporarily shelved combining plans for some growers earlier in the week, warm weather and a drying wind saw many able to quickly pick up where they left off, with oilseed rape harvest well under way for a significant number of growers.

In spite of the short hold up, many are running well ahead of schedule, with cultivation equipment swiftly following harvesters into the field in some regions to take advantage of good travelling conditions.

See also: Harvest 2017: Lincolnshire barley harvest a ‘mixed bag’

Don’t forget to give the Farmers Weekly’s Harvest Live twitter account a follow and tweet us with how your harvest is progressing.

Scottish Borders

South Wales

North Yorkshire


Angus, Scotland

Worcestershire/Gloucestershire border


West Cumbria

 North Yorkshire

Harvest 2017: how to get involved

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Throughout harvest, we will aim to use as many of your photos in the magazine and online as possible.

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