UK growers have only a handful of days left to complete the 2021 NFU harvest survey, which closes on Sunday 26 September.
The annual survey aims to build a picture of what this year’s harvest looked like across the country, to help shape future policy and assess the effects of challenging growing conditions on crop yield and quality.
Matt Culley, NFU combinable crops board chairman, explains why taking the time to complete the report is as important as ever.
“By completing the survey, you are giving the NFU the knowledge that can help to shape conversations with policy makers, helping them to understand the impact of their decisions on the ground.
“With so much change and so much uncertainty, this survey really does help to set the tone for these important discussions,” he says.
To take part, growers can complete the survey online or fill out a paper form found in the September issue of British Farmer and Grower magazine.
NFU members who complete this year’s survey will have the chance to win £50 in Marks & Spencer gift cards.
The survey will close on Sunday 27 September. All responses will be treated in strictest confidence, where only one entry per member is allowed.
Before taking the survey
Read the below guidance before completing the questionnaire.
- Please do not fill in your survey unless your harvest is complete
- If your harvest is not complete by the survey deadline, please give the average yield realised on the area harvested to date
- Yield estimates should be based on dried samples. If this is not possible, please adjust to give your best estimate of yield on a 14.5% (approx) moisture content basis for cereals, 9% for oilseeds and 16% for proteins
- Wheat area and yield should include spring wheat, if grown
- Areas planted – record the same areas as you entered on your June Census return
- All figures must be in metric units(tonnes and hectares)