June drought affects Kent crops

Yields have been very varied for Bill Harbour in Faversham, Kent. Second wheats have not been so good, he said, but hopes first wheat Xi19 to be up on average.

Malacca was disappointing at 8.5t/ha, with bushel weights in the low 70s kg/hl. He said the low yields were due to the drought in June.

Oilseed rape harvest was about average, said Mr Harbour. Eighty five hectares of Winner, Recital and Astrid averaged 3.2t/ha. Although he was disappointed with Winner this year, he will grow it again next season, along with Astrid.

Bunting peas yielded around 4t/ha. Mr Harbour said the fields had looked more promising, but had also been affected by the June drought.

  • Crop/Variety: Malacca winter wheat

  • Area: 200ha wheat in total

  • Yield: 8.5t/ha

  • Quality: Bushel weight low 70s kg/hl


  • Crop/Variety: Oilseed rape – Winner, Recital, Astrid

  • Area: 85ha

  • Yield: 3.2t/ha

  • Quality: N/A


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