Wheat a week away in Yorkshire

Wheat is still a week away from being ripe at Paul Temple’s farm near Driffield, Yorkshire.


He finished his oilseed rape last Monday (11 August), which yielded about average at 3.7t/ha (1.5t/acre).


“We have combined oilseed rape at moisture contents we would never previously have entertained,” he said.


The Saffron Winter barley also yielded about average at 8.6t/ha (3.5t/acre).


He now had 57ha (140 acres) each of Alchemy and Claire to cut once it ripened up. “But the land is just atrociously wet – it is very soggy underfoot.”


Crop: Oilseed rape
Varieties: Castille and Catana
Area: 40ha (100 acres)
Yield: 3.7t/ha (1.5t/acre)


Crop: Winter barley
Variety: Saffron
Area: 16ha (40 acres)
Yield: 8.6t/ha (3.5t/acre)


 







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