Harvest yet to begin at Martin Spence’s farm

Wheat is ready to cut at Martin Spence’s Wolvey Holes Farm, Ealing, Cambs, but wet weather and a lack of drying facilities is holding harvest back.

“I haven’t cut anything. I’m waiting for a dry spell and for the contractor to turn up,” he said.

Mr Spence had 32ha (80 acres) of Einstein winter wheat to cut – all of which was still standing so far.

He also had 5.7ha (14 acres) of spring barley and 8ha (20 acres) of winter beans to do.

Crop: Winter wheat
Variety: Einstein
Area: 32ha (80 acres)

Crop: Spring barley
Area: 5.7ha (14 acres)

Crop: Winter beans
Area: 8ha (20 acres)


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