John’s wheat nearly ripe in Kent

John Beslee has finished oilseed rape at Hook Green Farm, Southfleet, Kent, and says his wheat is not too far off.

“It just wanted three or four warm days – but I don’t think we’re going to get them.”

The 32ha (80 acres) of Splendor had yielded between 3.2t/ha and 4.7t/ha (1.3-1.9t/acre), averaging about 3.7t/ha (1.5t/acre).

Having finished the rapeseed last week, Mr Beslee made a start on some wheat at 18% moisture, but found the straw too green to thrash properly.

He did see someone combining wheat near Thanet yesterday (26 July), but rain meant nobody was likely to cutting much today.

Crop: Oilseed rape
Variety: Splendor
Area: 32ha (80 acres)
Yield: 3.7t/ha (1.5t/acre)

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