Oilseed rape and wheat harvest was going well for Kent farmer Peter Francesconi on Dean Farm.
He was pleased with Caracus, Lioness and Expert oilseed rape yielding 4 – 4.6t/ha. He said: “[The yield is] good for us up on the hills.”
He also said they were lucky for the moisture to come in at 12%.
Forty hectares of Soissons winter wheat was also good at 9.5t/ha, with a very good bushel weight of 81kg/hl.
He added: “It’s the best we’ve had in three or four years.”
- Crop/Variety: Oilseed Rape – Caracus, Lioness, Expert, Pollen
- Area: 128ha
- Yield: 4.6t/ha
- Quality: moisture 12%
- Crop/Variety: Soissons winter wheat
- Area: 40ha
- Yield: 9.5t/ha
- Quality: Bushel weight 81kg/hl