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