Weather forecasters are predicting brighter weather over the next few days, which will be a relief to those growers who have been struggling to make progress with harvest.
For some it has been a very frustrating start to the summer season, but others have been managing to get on as the full Harvest Highlights picture gallery demonstrates.
Here are some highlights sent in during the past week:
Richard and Will Monnington from Lewes, Sussex baling and combining the last of the Einstein wheat which was yielding 4t/acre at 17.5%. Rich Salsbury is on the corn cart and the picture was taken by Susie Monnington.
Velcourt harvesting rape at Braishfield Manor, Hampshire, with a new Case 9120 Flow-Axial combine. Picture from Bill Browning.
Tannington Group harvesting wheat on 6 August 2009 at Tannington, Suffolk. Picture taken by Bill King.
There’s an enthusiastic team from John Deere who are spending three weeks on an Essex farm ‘familiarising’ the UK and Ireland sales team with their combine fleet which is lucky for the farmer concerned…
This one isn’t actually in the Harvest Highlights Gallery but we thought it was an interesting contrast to the picture above. It comes from the FW Archive which is held by the Museum of English Rural Life. It was taken either at R Wellesley’s Gore Farm, Buckland, Berkshire or Cokenack Estate, Royston, Hertfordshire in 1963.
View the full Harvest Highlights Gallery.