With the recent warm weather, harvest is underway in parts of the UK with the first combines rolling into fields of winter barley.
Initial yields have shown to be good despite the spring drought.
Eastern counties have been among the first to start the cereal harvest, closely followed by areas of Lincolnshire whilst preparations in the south-west of the UK are taking place.
The middle of June kick-started the pea season across Lincolnshire and East Anglia, while whole-cropping of cereal forage and rapeseed desiccations are on track.
We take a look at the tweets that have arisen as growers and operators get into the full swing of harvest.
Arable farm operator Pete Matsell was excited to begin the harvest season at Euston Estate, Suffolk.
— Pete_matsell (@farmer_petey) July 4, 2019
Combining at Heygate Farms in Norfolk has made good progress with the 760 Claas Lexion.
— Heygate Farms (@Heygatefarms) July 8, 2019
Contract farmer John Collen was enjoying a stunning summer’s evening view of golden winter barley straw in Suffolk.
— John Collen (@ukeastcoast) July 4, 2019
Mixed farmer Ashley Rowe is ready for action with his combining service in Cornwall.
Our new T550 ready for the off later this week. A handy sized 5 walker machine with hillmaster and harvest monitor .
Combining service available #harvest19 #mixedfarming #Cornwall pic.twitter.com/s1Yg813Gs4
— Ashley Rowe (@Rowee_Trewint) July 8, 2019
Claas combines have kick-started the season in South Lincolnshire.
— CLAAS Eastern (@CLAAS_Eastern) July 9, 2019
Workers at World Engineering were all go in the early hours, ready for the start of the pea harvest season in Lincolnshire.
— WOLD ENGINEERING (@woldengineering) June 17, 2019
Farmer Craig Newton was up and running foraging whole-crop rye in Lincolnshire.
— Craig Newton (@CraigNewton10) July 7, 2019
Sprayer operator Alastair Baseley had desiccated the first of his oilseed rape crop, ready for harvest at the farm in Nottinghamshire.
@ProCamUK @Batemansprayers @DSVUKSEEDS @hawthorne231 @1RuthStanley @GaddPeter @carrotplanter @T77HAM @woodboroughpark @FWharvest first block of incentive desiccated today. Harvest 19 not to far away now. Bet we have to try it on a Friday tea time!!!! pic.twitter.com/8vFqvL7Epw
— Alastair Baseley (@AlastairBaseley) July 8, 2019
Agricultural contractor Wombwell Farms, Cambridgeshire is hiring this summer – it’s not too late to be part of this year’s harvest.
— Wombwell Farms (@WombwellFarms) July 8, 2019