PICTURE STORY: Bucks farm shows remarkable recovery from floods

The July floods were devastating for many farmers but it is amazing how quickly things returned to normal for some people.

This first picture shows a 25 acre field of Xi19 winter wheat, completely submerged by flood water from the River Ouse on 22 July.

Flooded wheat in Bucks

This next photo shows the following day when the ears were just emerging.

wheat in bucks 2

Only 19 days later (10 August) the field was being combined. The crop was all still standing and came in at about 3t/acre at around 13% moisture with no damage to the field.

Flooded field in bucks 3
The farm is at Sherington Bridge Farm near Newport Pagnell, Bucks and is owned by Russell Sharpe.