Pleased with yields at Park Farm

Oilseed rape and wheat are both yielding well at Park Farm, Hanbury, Worcestershire, but rain has prevented further progress this afternoon (13 August).

“We’ve cut 65ha of oilseed rape, which averaged 5t/ha,” said Roger Brian.

“We had 10ha of Kite for seed and the rest was Osprey, and both yielded the same – they looked good all the way through, having been sown with a subsoiler seeder, so I’m really pleased.”

Mr Brian had also cut Santiago and Claire winter wheat, which had yielded 7.9t and 8.6t/ha, respectively.

“Harvest has been a bit patchy – we’ve done half of one field and then moved into another.”

He had desiccated 16ha of wheat, which would be ready soon, followed by the rest of the wheat and 18ha of spring barley.

“We don’t normally grow spring barley and it’s doesn’t look great. It’s probably six days away, while the wheat is about three days off.”

Crop: Winter wheat
Variety: Santiago
Area: 16ha
Yield: 7.9t/ha

Variety: Claire
Area: 10ha
Yield: 8.6t/ha

Crop: Oilseed rape
Varieties: Kite and Osprey
Area: 65ha
Yield: 5t/ha

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