Farmers Weekly Podcast Episode 17: Wheat harvest begins and electric pickups

The wheat harvest has kicked off in the south of England, with variable yields highlighting the challenges faced by the tricky growing season.

Growers give their verdict as combines roll into wheat crops across the country.

We talk to Defra chief scientist Gideon Henderson about a breakthrough in the battle against bovine tuberulosis – could a new test make all the difference?

It’s Farm Safety Week with good news that fatalities are falling – but a recent worrying spike means there is no room for complacency.

And is it time to chop in your smutty diesel 4×4 for an all-electric pickup? We speak to a farmer who plans to go green.

This episode co-hosted by Farmers Weekly senior machinery reporter Edd Mowbray and Surrey farmer Hugh Broom, with Farmers Weekly arable reporter Emma Gillbard and executive editor Phil Clarke.

See also: Harvest 2020: Winter barley down nearly 1t/ha in AHDB plots

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