David Brightman of Gaydon Hill Farm, Gaydon was today spraying Hereward wheat with glyphosate and having his final load of oilseed rape co-op-dried.
He had finished his 60ha (150 acres) of Lioness rape bar a small area hit by wet weather, pigeons, weeds and increasing numbers of rabbits.
The crop, harvested at 16-17% moisture and dried to 8.5%, had delivered less than 2.5t/ha (1t/acre), he estimated.
“We’re miles behind last year and everything is taking more time and money.”
• Crop: OSR
o Variety: Lioness
o Area: 60ha
o Yield: below 2.5t/ha
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