Edward Whitfield of Gibbs Farm, near Spalding began combining at 8:00am this morning as he was worried about forecast rain tomorrow. “We’ll combine until it won’t go”, he said.
Mr Whitfield had 70ha (175 acres) of Welford and Cordiale to cut before the rain arrived.
Mr Whitfield intended to begin 100ha of Fuego spring beans within the next 2-3 weeks, as they were still green.
• Crop: Winter wheat
o Area: 340ha (850 acres)
o Variety: Welford, Cordial, Hereward, Access, Alchemy and Solstice
• Crop: Oilseed rape
o Area: 160ha (400 acres)
o Varieties: Astrid, Castille and Lioness oilseed
o Yield: 4 t/ha (1.6t/acre, 32cwt/acre).
o Moisture: 6.5-9%
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