Pleasing Shropshire harvest

Wheat harvest has gone “extremely well” for Duncan Whiteman in Telford, Shropshire. He said yields were up 20% on last year and the samples were nice and bold.

He said Robigus performed extremely well and was also pleased with Solstice, but Einstein was disappointing.

Crops had not been affected by disease as he said the robust fungicide programme worked well and the weather had been on his side.

Despite having taken on extra contracting this year, it is the first time in four years that he had finished in August. “All in all we had a good time.”

Next season’s oilseed rape has been drilled, and he plans to grow more first wheats. He will grow fewer acres of second wheats and try growing hemp for the first time.


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