Two days combining left for Richard

Farmer Focus writer Richard Beachell has two good days of combining left to finish harvest at Field House Farm, Driffield, Humberside.

He was combining Malacca winter wheat today (29 August) at 17% moisture, and was enjoying excellent yields of 12t/ha (4.9t/acre).

Both first and second wheats had yielded well above average, but quality had been affected by the large yields and rain, with low protein and Hagbergs of just 170.

“It really wanted to be combined a week or so ago,” he said. Being about two thirds of the way through the wheat, he now had about 73ha (180 acres) to finish off.

Crop: Winter wheat
Variety: Malacca
Area: 145ha (360 acres)
Yield: 12t/ha (4.9t/acre)

Crop: Winter barley
Variety: Pearl
Area: 40ha (100 acres)
Yield: 8.4t/ha (3.4t/acre)

Crop: Oilseed rape
Variety: Castille
Area: 50ha (125 acres)
Yield: 3.7t/ha (1.5t/acre)


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