David Hinchliffe in Thorne, Yorkshire was frustrated by the stop/start harvest, having been stopped by rain today (August 5).
He said oilseed rape had shown variable results, with 38ha of Canberra yielding 3.5t/ha but up to 4.5t/ha in some areas. He was surprised Astrid yielded 5t/ha because “it didn’t look spectacular”.
Mr Hinchliffe has also made a start on wheat harvest with Cordiale looking particularly promising. The first 8ha of 300ha yielded 10t/ha, which is looking better than last year, but he said it was still early days.
Crop/Variety: Canberra oilseed rape
Yield: 3.5t/ha average
Crop/Variety: Cordiale winter wheat
Area: 8ha of 300