Just beans left at Ashby Ledger

Joe Scott still has some beans to cut at Ashby Ledger Farms, Rugby, Warwickshire, but is concentrating on drilling wheat right now.

“Harvest has been a mixed bag, depending on where it was flooded over the winter,” he said.

“Oilseed rape was pretty good this year – we had PT211 and Extrovert, and they averaged 3.5t/ha.”

Gallant, Solstice, Santiago and Relay winter wheat averaged between 8t and 8.6t/ha, while spring barley came off at 6t/ha.

“We’ve still got some beans to cut, but there’s no great rush,” said Mr Scott. “There are quite a lot of beans to do in the area; I haven’t seen many that have been cut yet.

“There’s also some spring rape and spring barley left, but I think people are concentrating on getting the drilling done right now.”

With fantastic seedbeds, the wheat had come up within a week, but oilseed rape could do with a bit of rain, he added.

“We’ve got 80ha of maize to harvest, which is still about two weeks away. So we could do with a nice open October to get that off in good condition.”

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