Keith Harris builds up to oilseed rape

Oilseed rape is still a week away at Keith Harris’s Manor Farm, Stilton, Gillingham, Dorset.

Dessicated last week (w/e 11 July), the 19ha (48 acres) of Astrid, Catana, and Castille looked reasonable, he said. “I haven’t seen anything being harvested yet – which is about normal.”

After the rape Mr Harris expected a break before combining the 140ha (346 acres) of winter wheat. “It’s looking very good at the moment,” he said.

Crop: Oilseed rape
Varieties: Astrid, Catana, Castille
Area: 19ha (48 acres)

Crop: Winter wheat
Area: 140ha (346 acres)



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