Wheat harvest started on Lincs/Cambs border

Mark Woodruff at Hundreds Farm, Crowland on the Lincolnshire/ Cambridgeshire border was busy cutting Cordiale and Einstein winter wheat.

 He said it was not yielding badly, with Cordiale around 8.75-10t/ha. He said the yields varied between fields, and struggled on lighter land.

Moisture was between 16 and 14%. He said: “Last year’s experience of bad weather told us you’ve got to take it at 16%.”

All oilseed rape had been cut, and yielded around 4.2t/ha. Mr Woodruff was fairly pleased despite the odd red seed, although he was concerned by the low prices for the crops.

  • Crop/Variety: Cordiale and Einstein winter wheat

  • Area: 28ha

  • Yield: Predicted 8.75-10t/ha

  • Quality: N/A


  • Crop/Variety: Oilseed rape

  • Area: 28ha of own crop, but combined over 80ha of other contract and neighbour crops

  • Yield: 4.2t/ha

  • Quality: N/A


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