Slow harvest in Aberdeen

Iain Learmonth in Ellon, Aberdeen, said he is two thirds of the way through harvest, having completed winter barley, winter oilseed rape and half his spring barley.

Having cut one load of winter wheat he said yields “look promising and should be good”. Quality has been good and he said it looked pleasing considering the summer conditions.

Half the spring barley has been cut, with yields looking above average. He said quality was good with good bushel weights.

Mr Learmonth said harvest has been slow for most in the Aberdeen area, with a lot of spring barley remaining. But in other traditionally early areas, most spring barley has been combined, he added. Very little wheat has been cut yet, he said.

“Due to high diesel prices, people are unwilling to cut until there are reasonable moisture levels.”

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