Rain dampens Herefordshire harvest

Philip Gorringe at Lower Blakemere Farm had been put to an “immediate halt” by six inches of rain last week (w/e July 31).

But he remained hopeful for the Saffron, Camion, Haka, and Antelope winter barley as it was all still standing.

He said the weather was compromising the grass seed harvest and he lost a bit through shredding, but it was all fine to combine.

Mr Gorringe claims some areas of wheat had been lost to the rain, and the wheat was lodged so the quality was potentially damaged.

He added: “Everything will be ripe at the same time, but there’s no doubt we’ll cope. We could do with some more good weather.”


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