Varied yields for Dorset farmer

Oilseed rape harvest has finished with varied yields for Paul Carter on Sherbourne Castle Estates in Dorset.

Two hundred and twenty hectares of oilseed rape averaged 3.8t/ha, with low biomass varieties Caracus and Astrid yielding over 4t/ha. Yields of Maplus have generally been lower at 3.65t/ha, but quality looks good, he said.

He added the wheats were fit and the quality also looked good, but he just wanted the weather to stay fine.

  • Crop/Variety: Oilseed Rape – Winner, Maplus, Caracus, Astrid

  • Area: 220ha

  • Yield: Av. 3.8t/ha, Maplus – 3.65t/ha, Caracus and Astrid – over 4t/ha

  • Quality: N/A


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